There are two types of Outlook for email configuration. I am explaining the set up of Microsoft Out Look which is with Microsoft Office. You can use the following steps to activate your account.
Note : According to my suggestion never configure your mail box in outlook default location. In future if you want to format / reload your OS due any windows crash , you will loose all your emails in Inbox and sent items extra. So before starting the configuration of outlook express, create one folder other than your drive where you have installed OS(By default c: will be the OS installtion drive). 1). Open the outlook express which will be available in start ---> Programs ----> Microsft office 2). Click on the Tools and select Account Setting from the menu 3).Now you click on the Email and New button
Now you can select the default option (Microsoft Excahange,pop3,IMAP, HTTP)
Select the check box Manually configure the server setting or additional server types and press next
Select the internet E-mail and press next
Kindly fill up the details in each field, please select the button remember password
Now press More Setting
Click on the Outgoing server and select my server require authentication and select use same setting as my incoming server.
Press OK now
Press next on the window now.
Now you can press finish
You have configured your email account in outlook express.
Now you are using the Microsoft default location that is in the C: drive. So in future if you reload your windows without taking back up of your email, you may loose all your old mails. To avoid that we have to change the location of the inbox folder. so kindly go through the next step to change the back up.
Now you can click on the change folder and personal file. The personal file location can be selected anywhere other than c: so that you may not loose your inbox mail even after the reloading of the windows.