That icon is a "quick reply" icon. When you click on it, it will take down to the quick message window down below. It is not a email icon. I have a PC but do not run winblows. I'm running Linux Suse 9.2 and Mandrake 10.1. I yet to get any viruses BTW...I'll soon be getting a Mac G4 powerbook laptop 15" Oh Yea!!!