...Windows XP, your choice of Internet SErvice Provider will do most of it for you..You'll want to get an internet connection and in doing so, you will need to register with a user name..That user name usually becomes your e-mail address. Most ISP's provide webmail which you can access from the internet and which "may" also automatically configure Microsoft's programs such as Outlook Express. You'll need to let us know a little bit more about the ISP you're going to use, whether you're going to use a dial-up connection or broadband, and which e-mail client you prefer..
You may decide not to keep the e-mail client, but you'll need to check with each ISP about what they do.
Then again, you can choose not to use an e-mail client at all. Some users choose a free Yahoo e-mail client which only requires an intenet connection. You read your mail while on the internet.
Hope this helps and let us know more..
Just curious...with a name like "Saltcreek" are you from southern California...surfer maybe?
If I were to purchase a new PC, how do I set up my E-mail for the new PC?