The Bat! 8.0.14 for Windows

by Ritlabs

Avg. Rating 3.0 (1,829 votes)

File Details

File Size 31.4 MB
License Shareware, $26.95
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 123,004
Publisher Ritlabs
Homepage The Bat!

Publisher's Description

The Bat! is a secure desktop email client for Windows, built to protect your correspondence against third-parties.

The Bat! protects your information through multiple encryption streams, with the option to keep all information encrypted on you disk, and to protect emails during communication using end-to-end encryption (E2EE). The Bat! can work without global email providers that keep your messages in the cloud, where they can be stolen. The Bat! keeps your emails on your computer to make them private. The Bat! blocks malicious code and tracking pixels that spread via email. This is a way to protect from email hacking.

The Bat! email program is able to process and store an unlimited number of messages and has no restriction on the number of email accounts accessible via IMAP, POP, MAPI protocols. The Bat! is a perfect multiple email account manager - allows you to quickly access all your email accounts in one place. The Bat! is a safe, robust and reliable mail application. It handles very large message bases quickly and with small memory footprint.

Latest Reviews

partypop

partypop reviewed v7.4.10 on Feb 22, 2017

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.

Kaden

Kaden reviewed v7.4.10 on Feb 17, 2017

For many many years I was holding on to using Qualcomm Eudora Pro 7.1.0.9. 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.

partypop

partypop reviewed v7.4 on 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.

stephenstud

stephenstud reviewed v5.2 on Aug 27, 2012

Great piece of software! LOVE IT:)

TuxmanXP

TuxmanXP reviewed v5.2 on Aug 27, 2012

It is hard to find a better e-mail client out there.

Images in e-mails? LOL. Whatever anyone would need that for. HTML mails?
No, The Bat! is not made for newbies. Luckily.

mentallo666

mentallo666 reviewed v5.0.30 on Jan 3, 2012

Does it display images in emails yet?

Newrone

Newrone reviewed v5.0.8 on May 23, 2011

I'm astonished that some people actually pay for this! It looks like the e-mail equivalent of the mechanical typewriter.

krgood

krgood reviewed v5.0.0.151 Beta on Apr 6, 2011

The Bat has a lot of options, choices and handles HTML (the primary method desired) in a weird way. It is justified by the authors as security but IMHO is awkward. This should be an option selection by the user, not forced by the developer. Not all of us visit sites where HTML is full of threats, I have Virus software that protects my email and lets me make a decision on what I want to receive, If it were not for the awkward use of HTML, this might be a good choice, I have checked each release hoping that HTML handling will join the realm of practicality but it never does and guess it never will, I am sure there are those who will disagree with me and is their right to do so but this program is just not for the user who is looking for an easy to use mailer, If you like having to "fiddle" with each email just to read it, then this program is for you! There are many good email clients out there that do as good or better than this and most are free, Try it and you be the judge,

shroom

shroom reviewed v5.0.0.151 Beta on Mar 29, 2011

HUGE piece of GOODNESS

ckliebert

ckliebert reviewed v5.0.0.136 Beta on Feb 4, 2011

HUGE piece of CRAP, chap.

Avg. Rating 3.0 (1,829 votes)
Your Rating
partypop

partypop reviewed v7.4.10 on Feb 22, 2017

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.

Kaden

Kaden reviewed v7.4.10 on Feb 17, 2017

For many many years I was holding on to using Qualcomm Eudora Pro 7.1.0.9. 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.

partypop

partypop reviewed v7.4 on 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.

stephenstud

stephenstud reviewed v5.2 on Aug 27, 2012

Great piece of software! LOVE IT:)

TuxmanXP

TuxmanXP reviewed v5.2 on Aug 27, 2012

It is hard to find a better e-mail client out there.

Images in e-mails? LOL. Whatever anyone would need that for. HTML mails?
No, The Bat! is not made for newbies. Luckily.

mentallo666

mentallo666 reviewed v5.0.30 on Jan 3, 2012

Does it display images in emails yet?

Newrone

Newrone reviewed v5.0.8 on May 23, 2011

I'm astonished that some people actually pay for this! It looks like the e-mail equivalent of the mechanical typewriter.

krgood

krgood reviewed v5.0.0.151 Beta on Apr 6, 2011

The Bat has a lot of options, choices and handles HTML (the primary method desired) in a weird way. It is justified by the authors as security but IMHO is awkward. This should be an option selection by the user, not forced by the developer. Not all of us visit sites where HTML is full of threats, I have Virus software that protects my email and lets me make a decision on what I want to receive, If it were not for the awkward use of HTML, this might be a good choice, I have checked each release hoping that HTML handling will join the realm of practicality but it never does and guess it never will, I am sure there are those who will disagree with me and is their right to do so but this program is just not for the user who is looking for an easy to use mailer, If you like having to "fiddle" with each email just to read it, then this program is for you! There are many good email clients out there that do as good or better than this and most are free, Try it and you be the judge,

shroom

shroom reviewed v5.0.0.151 Beta on Mar 29, 2011

HUGE piece of GOODNESS

ckliebert

ckliebert reviewed v5.0.0.136 Beta on Feb 4, 2011

HUGE piece of CRAP, chap.

FixXxeR

FixXxeR reviewed v5.0.0.136 Beta on Feb 3, 2011

I've used every version of The Bat! since V3, or at least attempted to for a week with each version, but I cannot stick with it. It is just far too awkward to use. The GUI feels very tacky and the filters leave a lot to be desired. The support of the application is also another area which is lacking, horribly. It does work, so I will give it a 2, but I would recommend you look elsewhere before using TB!

CapZap

CapZap reviewed v5.0.0.126 Beta on Jan 5, 2011

Why review a great app and just criticize the price? You don't want to pay for it, stay away. I pay for it because it's much more secure than the freebies. More features, better software. Troll elsewhere.

tickleonthetum

tickleonthetum reviewed v5.0.0.122 Beta on Dec 23, 2010

Why bother with paying for this when there are better free alternatives!!

stephenstud

stephenstud reviewed v5.0.0.99 Alpha on Nov 11, 2010

I have been on board since #1, and none other can take its place. This is an Alpha, not a beta, so please think of that when you test it:)

Terijan

Terijan reviewed v4.2.33 on Apr 14, 2010

very decent e-mail client, never had problems with it :)

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