The Xink Advent Calendar 2018 – December 4 – Email in 1997

1997 was the year where the business world really got into the email world!  Outlook 97 was released in connection with Office 97 package: When Office 97, and hence Outlook, was released something finally happened for real. Exchange 4.0 had just been released in 1996. So now there was a package for businesses where a real […]

Published: 12-04-2018 by Louise Bech

1997 was the year where the business world really got into the email world! 

Outlook 97 was released in connection with Office 97 package:

Outlook 97

When Office 97, and hence Outlook, was released something finally happened for real. Exchange 4.0 had just been released in 1996. So now there was a package for businesses where a real mail server and a mail client could be installed and used in a business environment. 

 

Three Email Formats

The best thing about it all was that Outlook 97 supported three email formats which were: plain text, HTML and the quirky rich text format. The rich text format should never really have found its way into emails at all, but it did. 

 

Bonus info: The Compact Disc-Re-Writable (CD-RW) was released in 1997!