It worked last time.
Actually it didn't, but it did work the day before. My bigpond account advises me "There was a problem processing your last request. Please try again later." when I tried to look at my email. I didn't think it was remarkable, I thought the system was robust and would be available later. But it isn't available a day later so I tried to send them a message. This required me to log into my account, unfortunately it does not recognise my password. Oh dear.
The firewall at work holds my external emails up for as much as two whole days. Frequently it takes hours for messages to get into or out of my work email account. This has caused trouble.
And Blogger remembered my Gmail account name and password (how, I don't know) instead of my Blogger account name and password, which is less helpful than not remembering either of them. I did manage to solve this one by deleting History, Saved Forms, Passwords etc. from Firefox. So I have hope for the other fraying edges of my cyberspace. Meanwhile, don't rely on my email.