Internet technologies and communication software



The Bat! 4.0 – e-communication at its best
11.10.2007

Ritlabs, SRL brings to users’ notice that the newest version of The Bat! e-communication program is to be presented to the general public at the earliest possible date.

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.

Currently the final arrangements are made for the release of The Bat! 4.0 version. The newest release is cardinally better than any previous version of the program. The modifications concern various aspects of the program functionality making this version as convenient as possible for every user. Before launching this new version it is suitable to dwell upon each of the major innovations.

The largest-scale changes were made in The Bat!’s interface. Users will see a totally new program. Together with Artem Gorbunov design bureau we created a modern interface that facilitates e-communication via The Bat! 4.0 and further releases. The new design affects every single item of the program from the main window to the smallest dialog boxes. However, we left the classic interface of the program for our most devoted users.

The work with macros is significantly simplified. The Bat! was always renowned for its wide support of macros used for message templates and filters creation, but this option was often neglected. In The Bat! 4.0 macros become generally accessible and understandable. Now each group of macros has its own color, each macro is presented in the user’s language instead of macro language (for example, “Recipient’s first name” instead of “%TOFName”). We hope that this new form of macros processing will help every user of The Bat! 4.0 and further versions in creating message templates and filters.

The Bat! 4.0 is equipped with an improved account wizard. Now it creates the user accounts automatically basing on the e-mail addresses introduced by users. There is no more need to key in the addresses of incoming and outgoing mail servers and other information. Users just provide their e-mail – then The Bat! 4.0 makes everything on its own.

In addition, we introduced message labels in the new version. If in previous releases users only had possibility to add a flag to the message in order to mark it, then The Bat! 4.0 gives users a new option of creating labels with one or many keywords (for example, “Work”, “Advice”, “Comment” etc.). This label is seen in “Subject” field. Users also have at their disposal a wide color pattern and can bind any color with any label.

Screenshots for each of these four articles will be available soon. Basing on these screenshots every user will be able to form his or her personal opinion about this new interface and functionalities.

See you in the new version!

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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