The Bat! is one of the most powerful and versatile email clients available for Windows, and it successfully combines a good security record with ease of use. The Bat! mail client has a lot of vital benefits and useful features that make your email experience simple and convenient. The Bat! allows you to work with unlimited number of the mailboxes, has powerful sorting filters, fully customizable message templates, Mail Dispatcher and many more other features.

Unlike other email applications, The Bat! does not start scripts automatically. The Bat! benefits of its own HTML viewing mechanism - Robin HTML Viewer, as well as of its own image viewing module. These mechanisms protect you from viruses aimed at operating system mechanisms vulnerability. The pro version is an email client that offers secure authentication on POP3/SMTP servers using hardware tokens and transparent, on-the-fly encryption of the email message base, address books and configuration files. This makes the sensitive data stored on your mobile and desktop computers really secure.

The internal PGP implementation, based on the award-winning OpenSSL lets you encrypt messages and sign them with digital signatures. Handy manager for digital keys included. Free plug-ins for PGP v5.5, v6.0.2, 6.5, v7.x & v8.x GnuPG is also supported. The Bat! also supports S/MIME via Internal Implementation or Microsoft CryptoAPI. The Bat! is the first e-mail client to support S/MIME compressed data. The Bat! support Secure Socket Layer (SSL) v3.1 / Transport Layer Security (TLS) v1.0 with AES algorithm.

What's New

  • New features
    • Calendar functionality
    • Completely redesigned Address Book
    • New component-based update system that allows installing updated components without the need of downloading entire installation packages
    • Birthday event is added to the calendar after setting new birth date for a contact
    • /OFFLINE and /ONLINE command line parameters to start/switch The Bat! into offline/online mode on start or while it's running
    • Read/Unread label in the Summary column
  • Improvements
    • User pictures are now round instead of rectangle in the Summary View
    • Summary Column layout changed
    • CEF was updated to v99.2.14
    • Ctrl+Y now works as Redo in both HTML and MicroEd editors
  • Fixes
    • Customized toolbars and menus could misplace buttons
    • Archive password was shown in the scheduler's backup action listing
    • Automatic list generation in HTML is now switched off (will be made optional in the future)
    • Automatic switching into HTML editor by using text formatting was working incorrectly when multiple paragraphs were selected