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The Bat! 3.0

Ritlabs, SRL has released version 3 of its popular "The Bat!" email client software for Windows on September 1, 2004.

The Bat! 3.0 has taken the developers a year of work in close contact with users to achieve their goals.

Amongst all the improvements the most visually outstanding is the new look user interface. The opportunity to replace the default interface glyphs with those of your own preference has been expanded: you can now use transparent images and new formats of graphic files. You will soon be able to download alternative glyph sets from our website

The Sorting Office has a new flow chart style front end, which really simplifies the management of message filtering.

The Bat! 3.0 includes new Virtual Folder technology to help you organize your email even more effectively. This allows you to create lists of messages gathered as a cross-section from anywhere in your email database using a comprehensive filtering system.

The new Mail Chat feature allows you to communicate with your correspondents instantaneously using regular e-mail messages as an underlying technology. The strong point of this approach is that unlike other instant messenger programs, The Bat! mail chat doesn’t compromise the safety of your computer. Communication takes place through your trusted mail servers, and in addition the chat messages are checked by Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam filters.

The Bat! 3.0 has a Bayesian filtering plug-in as a part of the default installation. Bayesian filtering is one of the most effective spam detection algorithms available nowadays. The BayesIt! plug-in also detects URLs used in spam messages, making filtering even more efficient. First, you must train the plug-in by feeding it spam and non-spam messages, then it will do the job for you.

You are now able to connect to Microsoft Exchange Servers using The Bat! via native MAPI protocol to fetch or send messages.

The Bat! 3.0 now has a new MSI-based digitally signed installation package. You can verify the digital signature before installing The Bat! to make sure that the program comes from a trusted source and hasn’t been modified in transit. System administrators now have the ability to deploy The Bat! easily throughout their networks.

The Bat! 3.0 brings changes into the license types. Now there will be two license packages available: - Home (for home usage) - Professional (for commercial activity and advanced users)

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About Ritlabs, SRL

Since 1997, Ritlabs, SRL has been developing and marketing Windows communications products for business and home users. In addition to The Bat! Private Disk, the company also offers The Bat!, a powerful email client that lets you work with an unlimited number of mailboxes, and includes robust sorting filters and fully customizable message templates; BatPost, an easy-to-customize email server that provides high performance and security; SecureBat!, a secure version of The Bat! with two-factor authentication and extra virus protection; The Bat! Web, a corporate product that improves efficiency of communications and document management within your team and between you and your customers; and TinyWeb, a fast and small web and secure server with Delphi source code.

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