i'll add a replay to my own as it's getting a little long.
I have success with Outlook 2003, i have it working.
now when i sintalled Outlook for office 2000. it worked fine so then
i installed outlook for office 2002, when i opened it i got this message
Unable to open your default e-mail folders. The .DLL file for the information service could not be found. MPAI was unable to load the information service PSTPRX.DLL. Be sure the serive is correctly installed and configured.
So, i just installed Outlook for Office 2003 and then i opened it. it come up with this message
Unable to open your default e-mail folders. Create a new profile by double clicking the mail icon in the control panel (if using XP to change to classic view), clicking show profiles, and then clicking add. After creating the new profile, make it your default by selecting it, and then clicking always use this profile.
Which i ended up doing and then it worked FINALLY!
Outlook for Office 2002 was still installed, so i uninstalled it.
Went back to open outlook, it opened fine but when i clicked on send/recieve this message popped up
so i did a detect and repair (Outlook 2003) and tried again. no change, so
i delted the profile i just created.
then i recreated another one using the same name (but add something to the end like a - or something (as there is already one created). type all your information back in. set it as default and then clicking always use this profile.
making sure you profile name is visible in the little bar under always use this profile.
so i went back into outlook 2003 and clicked send and recieve and hurray! my e-mail is working in outlook 2003. i never though it would be that much trouble.
i do hope this information will help someone one day.