By default, messages you receive appear in your Inbox. Outlook alerts you to new messages in several ways, all of which are customizable.
You can see the first few lines of each message in AutoPreview, open a message in its own window, or preview messages in the Reading Pane.
You can preview message attachments in the Reading Pane.
You can reply to the message sender only or to the sender and all other recipients. You can also forward a message and its attachments to other people.
You can create tasks or calendar items from received e-mail messages.
You can print a message when you need a paper copy of its information.