Thanks, but still no luck. I was attempting an evaluation of the US version of Hotbot but, midway through, they decided to completely change! So I thought I would focus on the UK one, but most of the features don't seem to work.
Anyway, I am re-writing the report, on the US version :-(
I note that Hotbot UK is now using Inktomi again for results. I wonder if that is related to the new US Hotbot release - in particular the use of Inktomi as the default search index - and the offer of paid inclusion into Inktomi via Lycos Insite. May just be temporary.