Internet technologies and communication software



The Bat! 3.99.24 – final preparations for 4.0
14.09.2007

Ritlabs, SRL today announced that it released The Bat! 3.99.24, a new version of its well-known mail client.

The Bat! Professional is an award-winning e-communication program that combines all the features that an advanced user may require. Intuitive design helps The Bat! users freely navigate it right after installing. Powerful message filtering is very opportune for processing large amounts of incoming mail. System administrators will appreciate the silent (unattended) setup opportunity which allows installing The Bat! without user’s interaction. All these, together with totally adjustable automated handling tools, make routine work more comfortable.

The Bat! benefits of Windows Vista’s Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and Data Execution Prevention (DEP) for protecting the computer from viruses and malicious codes spread via email. The Bat! is compatible with the new Windows Vista Restart Manager (RM) that allows users update Windows components required by The Bat! without restarting The Bat! or Windows. The Bat! also supports IPv6, which is enabled by default in the Windows Vista TCP/IP stack.

The work on The Bat! 4.0 is in full swing, every single day bringing its birth closer. A totally new improved version of The Bat! will be launched in December. However, before proceeding to a new digit Ritlabs, SRL proudly brings forward a new version of the third generation – The Bat! 3.99.24.

This new version has several important improvements. Thus, The Bat! 3.99.24 is perfectly compatible with two or more displays connected to the same computer, rendering users the possibility to organize and customize their workplaces according to their preferences, for example viewing an original message on one monitor and replying on another one. Data Execution Prevention (DEP) mechanism processing is now easier to understand – now The Bat! contains detailed description of this feature in the About window and gives recommendations how to enable DEP if for some reason it is disabled. Version 3.99.24 benefits of the improved mechanism of filter storing which reduces the probability of filter loss during system failures. Moreover, this version of the program supports new versions of GnuPG cryptographic software (1.4.7 and further). The Bat! users will also appreciate the improvements in the user interface which make S/MIME encryption and signatures less sophisticated and more comfortable.

Among other improvements we should mention that The Bat! 3.99.24 works with Terminal Server in its “native” mode, not wasting system resources for loading additional compatibility modules. For the other programs that are not adapted for Terminal Server, the server loads special compatibility modules at the cost of speed and system resources. Besides, if any add-on module (anti-virus, anti-spam) causes Access Violation Exception failures at launching or initializing, The Bat! will exclude the problems that appear in these modules by clearing the list of the connected modules. In further versions The Bat! will verify the “Authenticode” digital signatures of the add-on modules before their launch.

About Ritlabs, SRL

Ritlabs, SRL is a software company specializing in high quality communications products and custom solutions for corporate and individual users. Ritlabs, SRL delivers products that are easy to use and reflect a thorough understanding of the customer’s needs, including The Bat!, The Bat! Voyager, Argus, SecureBat!, BatPost and others. The Bat! first entered the global market in 1997, and today is a leading email client with several million users worldwide. Customers range from home-computing enthusiasts to business and government organizations including banks and other financial institutions, the aerospace industry, oil and gas producers, IT software and hardware companies, and a wide spectrum of small and large businesses. Ritlabs, SRL is based in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, city with a long history of technology development expertise.

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