Without an email account you can't mail. So it makes some sense that it isn't shown either.
I know this is really an xp forum, but you guys have been 2 for 2 in the past 24 hours - *so* helpful, and this is kind of an xp issue b/c it has to do w/ transferring my uses from one user account to another.
basically, I wanted to use a different user account for everything I do, just cause the last one was in someone else's name.
after I transferred the outlook.pst file to the new account, I opened outlook, all the old emails were there, but no send / receive button, no file menu send option, and no send / receive functionality at all.
(I tried uninstalling outlook and reinstalling, but this didn't fix the problem. (I observed that the pst and other oulook files all seemed to survive the uninstall - I wonder if that's usual).)
(Outlook 2000, and the new account I'm using is the Administrator account)
big problem, obviously. any ideas?