I just tried the logging out and logging back in and it didn't help. I still can't get the settings PREFS to hold. In fact I can't even set them to try logging out with my preferences. My preferences are FLAT view, 50 messages per page, and newest first. The second I switch to FLAT view and then try to change to newest first --- the page reverts to thread view. So there is absolutely no way to even select my preferred settings to log out after selecting them...they have already reverted.