Microsoft's Email Client

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Outlook is a powerful, yet very intuitive interface for email.  When it first came out, within months it had eclipsed the well-known Eudora, Pegasus, and CC Mail.  The main reason for it's instant was that it had the first Windows style GUI (Graphical User Interface).

The Outlook GUI had a preview pane that sat below the list of messages, which could show simple text, or HTML messages.  In addition, all attachments were shown as icons (shortcuts to the attachments).  At that time, no other package offered these features.