Outlook is a great software to send or receive emails.
You can configure outlook to work with pop3 or exchange.
There are lots of interesting things to do in Outlook. You can configure your Yahoo or Gmail account in Outlook.
An interesting way to get familiar with Outlook is to go to this website http://www.outlook.com
The website is clean and very easy and professional to use.
If you are using the desktop version you can configure it in different ways depending on your mail server.
Some of the switches that you can use with Outlook are given below:
outlook /safe – Runs the Outlook is safe mode
outlook /resetnavpane – Runs the Outlook with default view settings