Well, we will try - LOL
Yes, I have an ethernet shield, and yes, it will plug directly into the router of my network - so the Arduino will have the same access to my ISP as any other device. It should be able to send an email w/o any issue - it's even going to be on the uninterpretable power supply, along with the router - so it will have no excuse
I have studied a couple of books on 'projects' and 'programming' (even one that purports to lead me through a create-your-own-email sketch,) gone through a C++ tutorial, and more - and still come up bewildered... but I'll try again. I'm not completely dull with this - I wrote the rest of the program w/o too much wailing.
Mike, thanks for the link. Much of what is there, I understand. Some I don't. It's the lack of understanding exactly what I need to put in my sketch, and the order of that, that confuses me.
skyjumper, thanks for your links, and input. I'll study everything here, and we'll see what we can do.