I re-installed my internet connection and, to my great surprise, Thunderbird began fetching mail for two of my three identities. At least I think it has. No mail has arrived for my main identity. I might take a minute to send myself something from my Lycos or Excite account, just to test it. I have no idea how it finally began using the proper passwords for the first two identities, so I'm reluctant to try adding the third identity again, lest I screw the whole thing up once more. The instructions are nearly opaque. I might just let Opera handle that identity, and then forward from it to my main identity anything I want to keep. My e-mail system will be as convoluted as my sentence structure. This is retribution of some sort against me, I'm sure.
Also, I must get a dust cover of some kind for this keyboard. I have no idea why keyboards aren't shipped with them. They are serious dust magnets.
Say goodnight, new computer. You'll get a name eventually.