Windows Mail is an Internet standards e-mail reader you can use to access one or more Internet e-mail accounts. An Internet e-mail account isn’t the same thing as an account with an online information service. The difference is that an Internet account provides services such as Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) Internet access and e-mail but doesn’t include services such as chat rooms, access to databases, conferences, and so on. Consequently, you can’t use Windows Mail to access an e-mail account with Hotmail, MS Mail, cc:Mail, CompuServe, America Online, or versions of Microsoft Exchange Server prior to version 5.
If Windows Mail is set as the default e-mail application, you can select it directly from the Quick Launch toolbar.
If Windows Mail doesn’t appear there but you would like it to, right-click the Taskbar and choose Properties.
click the Start Menu tab and click Customize.
In the Customize Start Menu dialog box that appears, choose Windows Mail from the E-mail link drop-down list.
After selecting you should see similar to the following screen click ok