E-mail apps on strike!



My iMac DV+ is acting strange for last couple of days.

After upgrading to Mac OS X (10.1), Mail.app started working fine. It keeps quitting for no reason with 10.0.4 so I was happy with that. I learned that there is a known issue with keychain, so I got about that problem by typing password manually with every single e-mail account I check with this application. Now it started quitting again.

Okay.... I could use Outlook Express for backup. But now it says
"Preferences file could not be opened. Permission denied."
And this happens either on 10.1 or 9.2.1.

I really hate to add any more software to play with (even with Netscape or Eudora).... Is anyone out there having the same problem?