I found out that I can send new mail when I emailed my son and he emailed me back a response. Furthermore, I found out I can forward. as well when I called a gal I had forwarded to and she said she had received it. So, as far as I'm concerned all is well. I don't care if I keep getting that window when I hit send cause it doesnt' effect my usage of my mail, understand?
Just so you know it reall is "Windows Mail".
Thanx for your interest and responses.