Ok, I have found an answer to my questions - my gmail is in Outlook 2007 under my e-mail address.
Messages go from Outlook to Gmail, but not in opposite direction. Gmail and Outlook are set to IMAP. Actually, the messages appeared in Inbox in Outlook for a brief while when I was setting the connection, but when I saved the setting in Outlook, closed the program and than restarted it in awhile, the massages disappeared and nowhere to be found. At least I don't know where they go to. Please help.
My knowledge of computers and Outlook is basic, if not worse, so, please help in plain English. Million of thanks beforehand