The Bat! (64-bit) 7.4.16

2.5 out of 5 stars 2.5 (408 votes)


Windows (All) / Shareware; $26.95 / 10,942 downloads

The Bat! is an e-mail application that features support for multiple POP accounts, true multithreading, MIME and UUencode standards, message notification, PGP support, APOP authorization, message sorting, message templates, minimization to the system tray, and multimedia support.

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    The Bat!

  • Latest Changes

    - Increased speed of entering a folder or sorting messages in the list by "From/To/Subject" columns if there are only Latin characters. The speed increase is mostly noticeable in folders with more than 100 thousand messages

    - If you have Account|Properties|Verbose log turned on, then The Bat!, on the "Send queued mail" command will write addition information to the log: on total number of messages in the outbox, and on the number that has not been selected for sending because

    - The Bat! can log Simple MAPI calls. To enable logging, do the following. Uder "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\RIT\The Bat!" add DWORD value named "LogMapiCalls", value "1". Then, restart The Bat!. After that, The Bat! will create mapi_log.txt file in the %EMA

    - Welcome message (in "Inbox") is no longer used for IMAP accounts

    - MD5 hash has been removed from the S/MIME preferences

    - When non-OpenPGP mode is selected, the PGP menu items in the message editor are hidden

  • Other Versions

    The Bat! (32-bit)

    The Bat! Voyager

Reviews of The Bat! (64-bit)

  1. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 7.4.10 (Feb 17, 2017)

    For many many years I was holding on to using Qualcomm Eudora Pro I finally found myself having to move on with over a decade of older emails to somehow import into a new client. I experimented with many options including Mozilla Thunderbird and Pegasus Mail. Neither fit the bill and only an ancient version of Thunderbird was even capable of importing Eudora 7.x databases. I remembered The Bat! but I had never used it before but it allowed Eudora email importation. Voila, it worked. I still prefer the layout and functionality of Eudora Pro 7.x but The Bat! covers most of my needs. There are a few sticking points where I feel that some things take too long whereas Eudora was faster (ie syncing mail, performing searches, compacting, etc). Again, it needs to be noted that I have a LOT of old and new emails from multiple active accounts. I likely wouldn't have problems if I was dealing with a lesser quantity of email. The Bat! is well worth the price, gets the job done, and is actively maintained. I definitely recommend giving it a shot.

    NOTE: 7.4.10 was released on February 15. Version 7.4.12 was released on February 16.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 7.4 (Dec 13, 2016)

    For years I have been using Outlook Express on Windows XP. Newer versions of Windows have Windows Live Mail (junk). Thunderbird sucks, so I decided to try something different. All I have to say is wow, I never thought I'd actually pay for an email program. But very glad I did. This product is AMAZING. The functionality of this software is amazing, Scheduled emails (sent anytime I want) a feature I wanted so long, I have it now. On the fly encryption for the email? Wow. This prodcut is not 5 stars, its 10 stars.

  3. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0.22 (Apr 24, 2008)

    I used it for more than a year, and I am surprised I used it that long. Lots of bugs in the application. Just check their forums. Plus the developers and moderators are rude when posting bug finds or asking for help.

    Honestly, the bat sucks, and if your looking for a good client you can always try PocoMail.

  4. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.99.3 (Aug 19, 2007)

    I thought about buying it when it was 2.x.

    But after they added a useless feature like support for smilies, while they had lots of cosmetic bugs to fix, I finally got it. I understood that the development of The Bat is going into a wrong direction and decided to replace it, first for Becky Mail, and finally - for free Thunderbird.

    I also looked at the stats of the Russian-language group at Yahoo Groups called "thebat" - they have 50 posts per month now, while they had around 300 per month in 2004, when I left that group.

  5. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.95.03 (Dec 24, 2006)

    why does it seem like a version of this junk is released every day? and the only people who award it 5/5 are the makers of the product?

    They need to concentrate on QUALITY and not a synchronous schedule. It seems to me like theyr'e trying to attract idiots who prefer pretty screeshots rather than good reviews. get Mozzilla Thunderbird. Its better than the pro version of this garbage.

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