I don't have Outlook 2003, but older versions have the possibility to set different ways of notification for a new email in the options, like a "you've got mail" pop up window or a sound playing. Do these work?
There's even a remote possibility that the systray icon appears again if you rechoose it in your options after finding that the pop up window works.
If not, stick to the pop-up window until you found the cause. Personally, I very much prefer that nice unobtrusive icon in the systray, but you might find a pop-up message better than nothing at all.
If no notification at all can be made to appear, the problem possibly can be solved by a repair or uninstall/reinstall of Outlook from the Office CD.
Of course, such an action wouldn't harm now, nor would a online malware search with housecall.antivirus.com, but I doubt if they would help.
Hope this helps.
Hi. On multiple computers running XP Pro or Home and Office 2003, I have "lost" my 'new mail' system tray icon. The one that comes up when you get new mail in your inbox. It shows in the 'Customize Notifications' area of Taskbar and Start Menu properties, but I can't figure out how to make it show.
Thanks for your help.