I could swear I tried that during one of my many revisions! The functions are now as expected. Thank you for the assist Jason.
The page function has changed after applying an edit in Universal Email 4. The value statement has been removed as detailed above however after subsequent edits to email statements and passed values, now it is posting a value for password. It is not modifying in a encryption loop as per the original request, however it is consistently writing a specific value when none has been entered. Upon successive updates without a new password the value remains the same, however it is no longer the original password. I have gone through numerous permutations to attempt to remedy the issue.