Searching for "godaddy" and "500" here will get you a lot of hits, particularly with email involved. You have to make specific changes to the system for Godaddy, because of their configuration of PHP.
yes Thank You. A lot of hits.
I will comb through them some more. so far no answers about my problem. Just a lot more problems. (sounds like godaddy server overload is going to be the final answer.... might need to just live with it)
Thank you for your time, I will post if I find a solution.