It should appear indeed, if installed.
Start with Repair IE from Config Panel / Add and remove software.
If that doesn't help, reinstall IE. No need to remove it first. The setup might show nothing bold (indicating there's a newer version), but still select OE for install.
How do i edit e-mail in IE internet options >programs? Or any other window on the programs page. Clicking on the drop down arrow will not allow me to type in Outlook Express. I'm running XP Pro.