You will need to configure an email client (an application you install on your computer) to retrieve emails from your email provider.
Windows operating systems come with email clients pre-installed.
For newer versions such as Windows 7 and 8 you can use windows live mail (You may need to download it
For older version of Windows such as XP you should have "Outlook Express" (Not to be confused with Microsoft Outlook, which is a part of Microsoft Office)
After you decide which email client you would like to use, you can follow the email providers instructions. I'll assume for now you are wanting to check a gmail account since you posted your email address (Please refrain from posting emails on public sites when possible)
For gmail setup instructions you can follow this link to gmails settings page.
Note: You will have to enable the POP / IMAP feature in your gmail settings before any mail will be sent to your client. All this information is covered in the instructions in the link I have provided.