The Bat! Features
Security has always been the trademark of Ritlabs, SRL and our developers have built The Bat! true to their belief in safe and secure communications. Hereís how we do it:
Personal information protection:
The Bat! protects your personal information thanks to its widespread support of authentication protocols and encryption while working with mail servers. The Bat! prevents intentional data distortion and loss of confidential data while sending messages via the Internet. Safe authentication using CRAM-MD5 does not allow unauthorized users to access your account on the mail server.
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 is included. PGP up to version 10.0.2 is 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! supports Secure Socket Layer (SSL) v3.0 / Transport Layer Security (TLS) v1.0 and v1.1 with AES algorithm.
Backup and restore
Protect against data loss with The Bat!ís backup and restore function for your e-mails; backup your customized configuration settings, address books, folders and messages.
The Bat!ís own Address Book
Viruses extract and distribute your contactsí data from some e-mail address books. Unlike other e-mail programs, The Bat! uses its own address book which is not connected to virus targets such as Microsoft Windows Address Book.
Fast Address Book
The Address Book gives you an easy way to manage your contacts, create groups and set up mailing lists. Give each contact a personal and business address, customized Templates, a default character set, photos and their own S/MIME-certificate.
View all message history from a contact in one place using the Address History feature (The Bat! v4.0 and above).
Donít lose important messages; when a message is parked, you will not be able to move it to another folder, and it wonít be deleted without a warning or automatically purged.
Virus detection and prevention:
The Bat! uses Windows Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and Data Execution Prevention (DEP) to protect your computer from viruses and malware spread via e-mail.
Internal HTML Viewer
View links and HTML content without launching a web browser. The Bat!ís internal viewer supports HTML 4.0 and CSS v2.0 formatting, but ignores scripts and executable code preventing viruses from launching. The Bat!ís internal HTML viewer blocks viruses that use the known HTML vulnerability of Microsoft Internet Explorer (such as IFRAME and Automatic Execution of Embedded MIME type).
URL manager for background retrieval of HTML images
The Bat! v4.0 and above features a URL manager for background HTML image retrieval, preventing malware reaching your computer through graphic elements of HTML messages by blocking the suspicious images and letting the safe ones through. URL Manager controls the retrieval of messages not by folder or addressee, but by particular hosts or URLs.
Safe handling of attached files
If an attached file has a ďdouble extensionĒ, for example, photo.jpg.exe, The Bat! will warn you and allow you to see the real extension. The Bat! checks attached file extensions and blocks them launching if they are suspicious.
Choose messages to delete or keep on your POP3 server without downloading them using the Message Dispatcher. Selective download filters can be used for protection against viruses and spam.
The Bat! offers integration with antivirus plug-ins, scanning attached files for viruses and malware.
Smart Sorting Office
The Sorting Office is a powerful filtering system that not only sorts your incoming, outgoing, read, and replied messages to folders, but also can auto-respond; reply with a custom template; forward, redirect, print, or export messages; send read confirmations; run an external program and more. Once you spend a few minutes setting up sorting rules, you can forget about drag-and-dropping messages from folder to folder. The Bat! sorting office can even run a mailing list server with full subscribe/unsubscribe functionality. More...
Handy Message Templates
Save time and create message templates that use special macros. Any mailbox, folder or entry in the Address Book can have a personalised set of templates for a new message, reply or forward. More...
Insert prepared text into an e-mail; useful when users commonly reply to messages with the same text every day. Using macros in Quick Templates, you can even configure a complex sequence of actions.
You can synchronize messages, your mailbox, account settings, attachments and the Address Book over two separate copies of The Bat!
Microsoft Exchange Connectivity
The Bat! connects to Microsoft Exchange Servers using native MAPI protocol to fetch or send messages.
Extended Support of National Codepages
The Bat! allows you to set character encoding per mailbox, per folder or per entry in the Address Book. You donít have to set the codepage manually for every message you receive or send. Moreover, The Bat! supports Unicode as well as system fonts.
Convenient Message Dispatcher
Look at messages stored on your POP3 mail server without downloading them. Itís very useful for managing your mail remotely, for example leaving "that copy of that huge document" on the server until you get home, but still retrieving and reading the urgent memos while on a mobile connection.
Change between languages on the fly without restarting The Bat!, with 17 languages included.
Access attached images faster with The Bat!ís built-in image viewer. Navigate between images, rotate, resize, zoom, and print images from within The Bat!
Powerful Import Wizard
You can import your messages to The Bat! from:
You can import your address books to The Bat! from:
- Microsoft Outlook Express v4.xx
- Microsoft Outlook Express v5.xx
- Microsoft Outlook Express v6.0
- Microsoft Office Outlook 97, 2000, XP, 2003
- Netscape Communicator v4.xx 4
- Netscape Mail v2.xx, 3.xx
- Eudora Lite/Pro 6
- Pegasus Mail v2.xx, 3.xx
- Mozilla Thunderbird
- Google Contacts
- Outlook Express (Windows Address Book)
- Microsoft Office Outlook (Contacts Folder)
- Business Card (VCard)
- Comma-separated (plain text)
- Tab delimited (plain text)
- Eudora Address Book
- Pegasus Tag File
Internationalized Domain Names support is available from The Bat! v6.0. These are domain names that contain characters from non-Latin alphabets such as Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic and Greek. IDN support includes Latin alphabet-based characters with diacritics, such as those found in French and German.
The Bat! is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and later versions of Windows operating systems. There are no minimum requirements for memory size or CPU speed. It runs on any Windows PC platform with at least 1024x768 screen resolution.