I hope I am at the right forum section. I am looking into building a personal microsoft outlook server for learning purposes. Does anybody know of any helpful guides to get me started? Please help if you can. Thanks!
I assume you mean Exchange, Microsoft's server product, and not Outlook, the email client. For Exchange you can look at Microsoft's own website for Exchange
and get the 180-day trial. Hopefully you have experience with Hyper-V, because you're going to need to set up other servers before you can even get Exchange going.
To learn more, I would suggest going to Microsoft's Virtual Academy - specifically, the Exchange