Wow...you are right..it's of no use to me. Thanks for setting me straight.What good would a status bar do you? If a message doesn't show up, it's not retrieved. If your message goes to the Outbox, it's not sent.
I did find the Mail Activity pane...and that is pretty close to what I was looking for! Thanks for the information...it is appreciated....As far as I know, the only thing like this is the "Mail Activity" pane. You can view this by clicking the "Show" button (upper-left), and clicking the triangle inside a square icon in the bottom right.