this, by the way, brings new meaning to the phrase "unmitigated gall." permanently deleting email from a server requires pulling the hard drive out of the computer at gwb43.com and drilling holes in it. and even then. regardless of the server's configuration, it's not a "whoopsie" sort of an event. i call bullshit. a piquant flavor, with a heady aroma, but pure, undistilled bullshit nonetheless.