With your Microsoft Outlook application installed and a shortcut on your desktop, you should now be ready to use the email and organization tool. Simply double click to get started!
The next step is configuring Outlook to pick up your emails. This can be done via Tools > Accounts, where you can click on the New Account button to begin a help wizard to talk you through the required steps. There’s also an automated option that will search for your email details, and requires you only to enter your email address and password – this option is recommended for Outlook novices.
Alternatively if you know all of your account details and want to enter these rather than letting Outlook connect to Microsoft's list of mail servers, tick the Manually configure server settings or additional server types box. From this point, click Next to proceed and enter your username, password, incoming mail server and outgoing mailserver details.
Completing this step ensures that Outlook has a datafile created and ready for use, as well as allowing you to start investigating the application and trying out its many features.
Note that if you chose to install Microsoft Outlook with the default options, some functions will not be immediately available. You will need to keep the disc handy as it will be needed to update the application should you choose to use those functions.