1. Initially you setup an email account in your local server or you can use a gmail or hotmail account.
2. Setup an account with the email account information. POP3 works the best.
3. Test your email account to make sure that it connects. Look for the successful test.
4. Although there are many other settings that can be set, nothing else is required to have Blogsten working right away. Send an email and test to see if it is received.