I'm not getting anywhere with this.
I click on Mail. I click Add Account. I choose Outlook.com from the list. On the Sign In screen I choose my existing email address. I get a screen that says Verify email We sent an email to to make sure you own it. Please check your inbox and enter the security code below to finish setting up your Microsoft account.
I don't understand how I'm supposed to check my inbox if I haven't yet set up my email. Can somebody please explain how I do this?