1998 was a fantastic year in the email client world!

Yahoo! Mail started this year and we all know how many millions of users that have been using Yahoo! Mail since then.

The same year Microsoft released an upgrade to Outlook 97 which is Outlook 98 looking like this per default:

Outlook 98

1998 was also the year where ‘Clippy’ got famous.



We could in today’s (2018) terms compare the attempt of making Clippy to today’s AI assistant. But he was not quite as clever 🙂

Email signature capabilities were exactly the same as with Outlook 97.


Check our other Xink Advent Calendar email history posts for 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997, too!