em client doesnt do what it says on tin

since upgrade unable to use settings menu nothing happens when i alter settings

Such a basic feature should work without problems. Do you have access rights to the directory where eM Client stores settings (default is C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\eM Client or C:\Document and Settings\YourUsername\Application Data\eM Client or directory set in menu Tools->Settings->Storage) ?

what am i supposed to do with info.

Gabriel is referring to your file/folder access right under windows. You suppose to check in Windows whether you have permission to access those folders. eg. http://www.dkszone.net/how-to-change-…