Sending email messages from Asterisk

I am new, so perhaps I am missing something.

I used the standard Asterisk NOW! installation, took all the defaults, entered a password for the root. I have Asterisk running fine on FrePBX, extensions and voice mail now working.

However, it does not email out the voice mails, not do I get any mail from the server.

I know little about this, and less about Linux. I am not running any mail servers in my home, all my mail comes from

IF someone can point me to a step by step on how to configure FrePBX to send the voice mail email out to my Google account, I would be appreciative.

Pelase keep in mind I know very little about Linux at this point, and that I can follow directions if they are step by step.

Thanks in advance!