While most of the mail clients ( like MS Outlook, Dream Mail, eM Client, Mozilla Thunderbird) have auto configuration to set-up POP3 accounts it may, sometimes, be required to resort to manual configuration if the mail clients fail to detect the correct webmail server settings. If you have opened an email account with Outlook.com (recently launched by Microsoft) then, in all probability, you will have to configure your mail account manually. So, here are the settings to receive and send mails through outlook.com from your PC mail client.
Username: [provide your full email id e.g. email@example.com]
Password: [provide the password that you have set to access mails in outlook.com]
Auth. Type: Username and Password
Auth. Type: ESMTP (Set encryption to Auto in MS Outlook)
SMTP authentication: Enable