Thanks to everyone who wrote in to tell me that Microsoft has released Outlook 98. The high-end email client and personal information manager is available for free to one and all through June 30. I can't say enough good things about Outlook 98--though it's a huge download, I suggest trying it out before the free offer expires. After June 30, Outlook 98 will be available for approximately $110, though it will always be a free upgrade for existing Exchange Server, Office, and Outlook 97 users.
For more information, and to download Outlook 98, please visit the Outlook 98 Web site