I was fooling around with this last night and I discovered the following:
I had an incoming email up on the screen that I was trying to respond to. As I described before, I was having a devil of a time getting my cursor to stick in the text box so I could start typing my response.
Just for the heck of it, and out of desperation, I clicked on the "Options" button in the tool bar and began randomly clicking on things just to see what would happen.
Then I clicked on the "Switch to Plain Text Platform" button.......and WALLA!........the page suddenly changed and in the text box was a beautiful flashing text cursor. I began typing away without a hitch. I could now place my cursor ANYWHERE I wanted within my text to make corrections. It worked beautifully.
I then decided to try this when creating a NEW email. I filled in all the fields at the top of the page....email addresses, and subject line, and then dropped down to the text box to begin typing my text; and again I was having the same problem where I could not for the life of me get a cursor to stick in place so I could begin typing.
Again, I clicked on the "Options" button and clicked on the "Switch to Plain Text" format, and BAM! The same thing happened. The screen changed a bit and suddenly I had a flashing text cursor again that allowed me to type away to my hearts content.
I finally, after monkeying around with my computer for an hour discovered something that made my problem go away.
My question now is......Is there a setting of some kind that I can do that will make this work just automatically, without me having to switch to Plain Text all the time?