How to install a email program? Thank you. Barbara Williams
Windows live mail has worked well for me. It is free, and supported by ms update.
Download from here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26688
In order to set up the mail program, you will be asked for your e-mail address and full name and e-mail password. The necessary account will then be set up for you.
While you are at it, if you do not already have some sort of virus protection, Windows security essentials is free, easy, unobtrusive, and supported by windows update:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials