Hi John I think I am going to try clicking on new posts followed by recent posts when logged in as Chimp suggested. This gives recent posts with the unread ones in bold. It does mean an extra click though and I doubt if I would ever have worked out how to do this on my own. And may well continue just to log in and out as before.... I think it might be good to have this recent post button on the bar when first logging in , either in place of or as well as the new posts button. Just my thoughts.