Microsoft replaced Outlook menus with Ribbons in Outlook 2007, but only for the main page. It took another three years before Ribbons infested -- uh, adorned all of the Outlook 2010 interface. If you really miss the classic menu, an outstanding third-party tool called Addintools Classic Menu brings back everything, and then some. In its default configuration, it gives you both the ribbon interface and the classic menu interface (as shown).
There's a 15-day fully functional free trial, but if you continue to use it, the Office package -- Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, Access, and InfoPath -- will set you back $30. Volume discounts and Visio/Project support are available.
t/h Susan Bradley