1. Open Windows Live Email
2. Under Accounts -> Click Email
3. Configure Mail Server settings. Choose a server type according to your requirement. You can choose between POP and IMAP. You can see the difference between POP and IMAP here. Enter the details and click Next.
4. List of folders available in the server will be downloaded to Windows Live Mail.
5. You will be able to view your mail account in your Windows Live Mail