Caperjack, thanks. Just did that, and when you click on the saved file it plays the anim in IE. That's better than a kick in the pants, but I'd like for it to run independently. I'm using Thunderbird for email, but I just may try that to see if it might possibly work.
they have to have to run via some software ,what is the file extension after you save them .I assum they are flash animation is so then they are using the flash addon of IE,, thismigh work [not 100% sure it will ]for you rather than using IE