There's another bug in that if you close Outlook 2000 while it is receiving email, it may vanish from the taskbar but still be running. And will continue to receive email. You can't launch Outlook 2000 until you endtask it.
Microsoft never issued a firm fix for these issues so we must decide to live with it or move on.
Part (1): The problem is when you go to send email it sits in the outbox until you click on another folder such as Drafts, Sent Items... and then it shows the email has left the outbox at that time.
Part (2) : When trying to receive emails, it doesnt show the email in the inbox right away as it should, unless you click on another folder and then the new email notification will trigger or the email count in the inbox will trigger aswell, this happens irratically.
I have reinstalled Office 2000, I have performed a repair, I have removed the users profile in outlook, and reinstated it and still no change... and this is happening for others aswell as indicated.
The OS is WinXP SP1 and SP2, Office 2000 Standard