Important information about email accounts

Ritlabs, SRL has been notified by Google that email hosting services for is being phased out. This decision is part of a change in Google’s business model that has affected and many other internet service providing companies as well.

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Security and speed boost in the 64-bit version of The Bat!

The 64-bit version of The Bat! has been released to the public, as part of The Bat! v6.7.20. The 64-bit version of The Bat! offers many benefits for speed, stability and security. In terms of performance, it is 5% faster than the 32-bit version in a 64-bit operating system.

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The Bat! v6.7.5 Christmas Edition

Ritlabs, SRL releases The Bat! v6.7.5 Christmas Edition which includes several feature improvements and a number of important fixes. You can always access the "What’s new" page of the website to see the entire list of changes and improvements. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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The Bat! on touch screen

The new version of the secure email client The Bat! 6.6 supports Windows Touch technology on desktops and laptops with touch screen as well as hybrid devices and Windows 8 tablets. This will enable The Bat! users to be more productive with email correspondence, using a broader range of devices.

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An influential German magazine praises The Bat! for its focus on security

German computer magazine c’t (Magazin fur Computertechnik) has published an article on the email programs. The Bat! got a good evaluation. The magazine named diversity of the configuration options, easy email handling, task scheduling features, RSS reader, confidentiality of correspondence and safety among the strongest sides of the program.

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The pFragments Microsoft Office exploit does not affect The Bat! users

It exploits a stack-based buffer overflow in the handling of the 'pFragments' shape property within the Microsoft Word RTF parser. The Bat! users should not be worried, as the program is invulnerable to the recently reported pFragments Microsoft Office exploit. The Bat! uses its own component to handle RTF messages.

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Save your time with RSS feed subscriptions in The Bat! v6.3.2

The major update of this version is the internal implementation of the RSS feed subscriptions. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a technology that allows fetching news published on web-sites, blogs or forums. RSS feeds keep you in touch with the latest events and increase the efficiency of your work.

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The Bat! v6.1.8 – specially for Christmas

In respect of the good tradition at Ritlabs, SRL we have released The Bat! Christmas Edition today. This version is aimed at increasing the program’s stability and comes with a Christmas splash-screen.

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New secure protocols in The Bat! v6.1

The new The Bat! v6.1 comes with major improvements regarding the support of the cryptographic protocols. Previous versions of the program supported TLS 1.0 only, however we also implemented SSL 3.0 - an older version of the protocol to comply with the outdated mail servers. We also added the support of TLS 1.1 - a newer version of the protocol to enhance the security of messages in transit.

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Starting with the version 6.0 The Bat! supports IDN

IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) are the domain names that contain national alphabet characters. The names composed from the characters of the non-latin alphabets, such as Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek, etc., as well as the Latin alphabet-based characters with diacritics, such as French, German etc. are related to such domain names.

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Ritlabs, SRL presents the new version The Bat! v5.8.2

In this version the improvements related to image printing via Ctrl+P, case inverting, reply counter "AW:", the key AltGr for Hungarian and German keyboard layouts and search function in cookies have benn made. Besides this, the new function Lock toolbar has been introduced.

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Ritlabs, SRL releases The Bat! v5.3.10

Ritlabs, SRL releases The Bat! v5.3.10 with further improvements among which are the message tags handling, Hunspell engine and speller dictionaries, additional built-in server settings, updated root CA certificates and a handful of issue fixes.

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Ritlabs, SRL releases The Bat! v5.3.8

Ritlabs, SRL brings to your attention a new The Bat! v5.3.8, a regular update. In this version we returned to the original splash screen after the winter holidays, improved the existing features and fixed a number of issues.

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Ritlabs, SRL releases The Bat! v5.3.4

Ritlabs, SRL releases The Bat! v5.3.4, a regular update. In the new version we have implemented the Quick reply feature, so that now there is no need in opening a separate editor window to compose and then send a reply.

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The Bat! 5.2.2 – regular update

Ritlabs, SRL releases The Bat! v5.2.2, a regular update. The highlights of the new version are the support of the iecm:// protocol, recipient's photo display in the "Outbox" and "Sent" folders. Further on we have made minor changes in the user interface and fixed some issues.

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The Bat! 5.2 - update

Ritlabs, SRL brings you The Bat! 5.2, a regular update of the program. In this version we’ve added some new features, fixed some bugs that appeared in v5.1 and improved several existing program mechanisms.

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The Bat! 5.1 - handier than ever

New version of The Bat! email program is launched by Ritlabs, SRL. The most important new features of The Bat! 5.1 are Inbox Analyzer, image download manager, message tags, hints, external HTML viewing module and Multi-SMTP option. These and other improvements of The Bat! 5.1 are described below.

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The Bat! 5.0.36 – regular update

With the first days of March, RITLabs brings you The Bat! 5.0.36, a regular update of the program. In this version several issues were redesigned, some bugs were fixed.

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The Bat! 5.0.32 – regular update

Even right after the Christmas holidays, RITLabs is working as usual, delivering The Bat! 5.0.32, a regular update of the program. In this version several bugs were fixed.

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The Bat! 5.0.14 – regular update

In the process of development of this version we continued resolving of the issues that came to our attention in The Bat! v5.0.8. Most changes brought into The Bat! update are meant to deal with these problems. However, we have also added a series of new features – it is now possible to set CC and BCC fields when redirecting messages, "Message | Edit as New" action added etc.

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The Bat! 5 – 5/5 stars program!

RITLabs announces the launch of a new version of The Bat! email client.
In The Bat! v5 we have completely reworked the intercommunication engine. This is an important step as it allowed us to significantly improve access to email via the IMAP-protocol, to implement new search capabilities, and to display the relevant processes. These changes made the program more stable and secure.

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RITLabs announces the launch of The Bat! v5

Our upgrade policy remains the same – all users of 4.1 and further versions can upgrade to version 5.0 free of charge without updating their license keys. Version 4.x.x license key will be valid for version 5.0.x. Previous versions of the program can be upgraded to The Bat! v5 with a 30% discount on our website –– or via our official dealers.

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The Bat! 5.0 – upgrade policy

We are happy to inform our users that starting December, 23, 2010 you can pre-purchase license keys for version 5.x.x. Users that purchase licenses after December, 23, will receive keys that work with versions 4.x.x, 5.x.x and 6.0.

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The Bat! 4.2.40 – Christmas gift

All of us at RITLabs want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We thought that words alone would not be enough. So, we have a special gift for our users The Bat! 4.2.42. This version will be the last 4.x.xx version; we plan to issue The Bat! 5.0 in the near future. We know that you will love this upcoming version as much as we do. Please review our upgrade policy to see if you qualify for any specials or promotions.

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The Bat! was granted with a 5/5 Stars Rating and "5 stars award" by Soft32Download

RITLabs is pleased to announce that The Bat! v4.2.36.4 Home Edition has undergone rigorous testing by Soft32Download Evaluation Team and has been found to be a "high quality software product." The testers were impressed by the clean design of our program. They awarded The Bat! with a 5/5 Stars Rating and "5 stars award". We have worked hard to ensure that our product is the best it can be, and now it is official. The Bat! has been placed in the "Premium Software" category by the evaluation team.

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The Bat! Voyager is highly appreciated by Dutch c't magazine

A Dutch version of the renowned German c't magazine published a short review of The Bat! Voyager. We don’t speak any Dutch, but it wasn’t hard to realize that the article’s title – “Vleermuis” – stands for “Bat”. And here’s a rough translation of the article’s subheading: “The Bat! Voyager is a mail client which offers more than most of the others”.

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Integer overflow – yet another Microsoft vulnerability

Recently there have been numerous reports about a new vulnerability in Microsoft email products, which is caused by erroneous processing of POP3 server responses. This vulnerability allows the executing of unauthenticated remote code on the target system.

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The Bat! 4.2.33 – improved speed of POP3 message retrieving

We are pleased to release our regularly-scheduled update to our email client The Bat! We have worked hard to bring you numerous improvements and fixes in this new version. However, one feature that you will notice right off the Bat is a significantly faster retrieval of messages via POP3 servers.

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BatPost 3.0: ideal mail server – at your service!

BatPost is an easy-to-customize mail server for corporate and individual users. Its usability and maintainability have already made a name for it. BatPost Server is an ideal solution for providing corporate email solutions and setting up an internal message exchange system.

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The Bat! users: safe from yet another Outlook vulnerability

New reports on Microsoft Outlook vulnerability came on January, 15. BitDefender reports the unsolicited message directs users to apply a new set of settings to their mailboxes to update several ‘security upgrades’ that have been applied. The link in the email leads towards a Web page with Microsoft Office logos and instructs users to download and launch an executable file that will supposedly update their email settings.

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The Bat! 4.2.16 Christmas Edition – one more gift

A few days ago RITLabs team has launched The Bat! Voyager Christmas Release. It was a pleasure for developers to act in Santa's role and they wanted to continue it; as a result, RITLabs users now can benefit of another Christmas present – The Bat! 4.2.16.

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The Bat! Voyager 4.2.14 Christmas Release

On the threshold of the winter holidays, RITLabs team makes its users a present – The Bat! Voyager 4.2.14, a portable variant of the most recent version of The Bat!. Major novelties are – compatibility with Windows 7, Menu Navigator and better work with antivirus applications.

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RITLabs launches The Bat! 4.2.12

Since the previous version came out, developers have added some new features and have made some improvements to the program. The main highlight of The Bat! 4.2.12 is the Menu Navigator and better work with antivirus applications.

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The Bat! 4.1, or There and Back Again

In the new version of The Bat! we introduced a new message base indexes format. This innovation permitted to remove the limit for the message folder volume and to realize multiple message flags.

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The Bat! 4.1 upgrade policy

Users with The Bat! v.4.0 licence, as well as The Bat! v.3 users that purchased the program after November, 20, 2007, can use their existing licence keys with no additional payments or updates.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New version!

On the threshold of the winter holidays RITLabs announces the launch of the new version of The Bat! software. The Bat! 4.1 has a series of new useful features and improvements of the functions that are already familiar. The most important enhancement in The Bat! 4.1 is the HTML templates creation option. In the new version creating HTML messages is much easier – in addition to plain text, The Bat! templates can handle the full range of formatting, pictures, background images, tables and other HTML message attributes.

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The Bat! 4.0.38

RITLabs draws users' attention to The Bat! update, v.4.0.38. This is a technical update, the version does not contain new options or functional novelties. There are only two improvements compared to v.4.0.34, but in this case quality prevails over quantity.

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The Bat! 4.0.34

In the new version a modern tab control was implemented. It uses space effectively and has a "close" button on the selected tab. If one tab or another is not needed anymore, users can just click this button and get rid of that tab.

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A Farewell to Trial-and-Error Method

New version of The Bat! email program has Quick Templates preview option. Quick Templates help you save your working time by inserting specially prepared text fragments. If you are duty bound to answer similar questions or send out stereotyped letters, then you'll highly appreciate this instrument.

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New possibilities of the Quick Templates

In The Bat! 4.0.28 we significantly enhanced the work with Quick Templates. The major improvement is the option of previewing the result of the template's work. Let's concentrate on this particular innovation. In order to see what letter is generated as a result of applying one quick template or another, in previous versions you needed to create such letter using the template and to compare it with your expectations.

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The Bat! 4.0.28 – innovations in detail

RITLabs presents The Bat! 4.0.28, regular update of its The Bat! email program. The major improvements of the new version refer to Quick Templates and to Mozilla Thunderbird messages import option. Other features of the program were also upgraded.

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Flash of inspiration

I love email. The pleasure of receiving emails is matched by the pleasure of writing them. An email from a friend, providing happy reading and giving me the opportunity of drafting a carefully crafted reply, makes my day.

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Legally valid mail dispatch receipts – BatPost 2.22 innovation

In many countries there are laws that give an electronic digital signature the same status as a handwritten signature, and a digitally signed document is equivalent to a manually signed document. Using the new feature of BatPost, senders can get mail dispatch receipts that have legal recognition.

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Jobs at Ritlabs

Ritlabs is seeking software engineers experienced in programming graphical user interface controls using Win32 API, to help us to develop The Bat! and the new software products.

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Why "The Bat!"?

Our users keep asking us why from the diversity of the fauna we chose the bat as our product’s name and symbol.

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The Bat! 4.0.24 – at your service

RITLabs announces the release of the new The Bat! update – v.4.0.24. In the new version developers made a series of improvements. Let us now present the most significant innovations.

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What is – is a joint service from Ritlabs, SRL and Google. Now every user of The Bat! v4.xx versions is able to benefit of all the advantages of GMail service under domain name. The Bat! users can process their emails using mobile platforms, get reliable anti-spam and anti-virus protection, integrated search engine, chat and total synchronization of the two versions – mobile and classic.

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Batting one's emails

Adrian Morant, one of the ARP Webbers Newsletter authors, wrote a short review of The Bat!. ARP Webbers positions itself as “an internet and computing newsletter for active retired people”, so it’s a great honour for us to be reviewed in it.

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The Bat! v4 – The Best Gets Better

Our devoted user Mark Geisinger goes on with reviewing The Bat! This time he focuses his attention on The Bat! v4 strengths and weaknesses, speaking of memory usage improvements and other issues. For example, Small Things Count section draws attention to addressee’s name capitalization feature, which is very useful despite being tiny.

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"The Bat!, of Course"

- that’s how Mark Geisinger, our devoted user, answers the question about the best Windows email client. Mark uses The Bat! from the very beginning and can easily track the evolution of our product. We’re happy to present Mark’s review of The Bat! on our website.

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The Bat! 4.0 – new level

We bring to users’ notice that the newest version of The Bat! e-mail processing system is to be presented to the general public on February, 7.

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The Bat!’s security is recommended to law firms

Sharon D. Nelson, David K. Isom and John W. Simek, authors of numerous books and articles on internet security and its aspects that are specific for law firms, give a high appreciation to The Bat! mail processing system in their new book entitled Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms.

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The Bat! v3 & v4 license policy

According to the new license policy, all The Bat! users that purchase the program after November 20, 2007 can use this key not only for The Bat! 3.x.x and 4.0 versions, but also for further The Bat! 4.x.x versions without additional payments or key update.

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New phone and fax numbers

We bring to our clients’ attention that we made a modernization of our telephone lines. As a result, connection quality and speed are essentially improved; that’s specially tangible for fax connection.

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The Bat! 4.0 – e-communication at its best

RITLabs 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. 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.

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RITLabs was declared a Microsoft Certified Partner

Recently we received a notification about the fact that our company is now officially certified as a Microsoft Partner. A certifying document to confirm this recognition was sent to our office. Signed by two Microsoft Corporation officers – Steven Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer, and Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President Worldwide Partner Group, this certificate officially makes our company a Microsoft Certified Partner.

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The Bat! 3.99 – new horizons

RITLabs launched a new version of The Bat! – one of the most popular mail clients. In the new version, The Bat! 3.99, you will find all the functionalities of the program brought to even higher quality level and some useful innovations.

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RITLabs presents a new version of The Bat!

It was not long ago that The Bat! 3.98.1 was announced. In this short period of time we’ve prepared a new version – The Bat! 3.98.4 which has some serious new functional features and some significant bugs are fixed. The list of changes is enclosed.

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RITLabs releases The Bat! v3.98

Now that the winter is almost over and and the spring is knocking on the door we would like to bring to light the new version of The Bat! replacing the Christmas Edition.

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RITLabs releases The Bat! v3.95.01 Christmas Edition

It became a tradition at RITLabs to release a Christmas version of The Bat! at the end of each year just before the Christmas itself. It became a tradition at RITLabs to release a Christmas version of The Bat! at the end of each year just before the Christmas itself.

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Our users protected of WAB vulnerability

Recently Microsoft Outlook Express users were attacked once again. These new attacks were made through vulnerability caused by a boundary error within the processing of Windows Address Book files (.wab). This vulnerability can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted WAB file.

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The Bat! and Windows Vista

RITLabs plans to release a new version of The Bat! Certified under the “Works with Vista” logo before Microsoft publishes the final release of Windows Vista.

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RITLabs at SYSTEMS-2006 exhibition

All this week (October, 23-27) our company is taking part in SYSTEMS-2006 – exhibition taking place in Munich, Germany. SYSTEMS is the leading business-to-business exhibition for information technology, telecommunication and new media. It is an honor for us to be part of such a big event in ICT world.

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National secrets are protected by The Bat!

Moldovan Army uses RITLabs products May 9-27, Combined Endeavor / Phoenix Endeavor – 2006 international military exercises were carried out for specialists in data transmission and automated process-control system.

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Business Travelers Protect Email and Critical Files on the Road with The Bat! Voyager PRO

The Bat!-tle for a safe portable email begins. Smart road warriors have a new weapon to protect sensitive client data and guard against malicious virus attacks while retrieving email on the road. The Bat! Voyager PRO from RITLabs ( combines the award-winning The Bat! portable email client with powerful encryption software and a unique Disk Firewall feature, all pre-loaded onto a convenient 256MB flash drive.

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Ritlabs has released The Bat! Voyager PRO

Ritlabs has released The Bat! Voyager PRO, a secure version of its popular Windows email client software that protects your email, and all of your critical files, when you're on the road. The email software is pre-loaded onto a 256Mb secure flash drive. The unique Disk Firewall Feature from Dekart adds extra protection, ensuring that your data can't be accessed by either human intruders or virus attacks.

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RITLabs releases BatPost v2.20 mail server

The new version of the BatPost mail server is out. We have been working on the server over a year managing to implement many useful features and fixing minor bugs. Below we will take a closer look at the main new features.

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Mobile Email Client is Available

Ritlabs releases The Bat! Voyager – the Mobile Email Client . Ritlabs releases The Bat! Voyager – the Mobile Email Client . Now it has become possible to have the complete message base and important documents at one's fingertips. The programme is now specially adopted to be working in the USB-flash disk. The Bat! Voyager is based on the technology of the widely known The Bat! Email Client.

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Ritlabs releases The Bat! 3.60

The Bat! 3.60 works faster and consumes less memory when dealing with very large message flows. Message Finder in this version can now automatically search inside encrypted messages. You can zoom images in the HTML viewer. Regular Expressions in Sorting Office/Filters now support Unicode and can work with any alphabet. You can also configure SmartPad settings.

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What's new in The Bat! 3.51

The new version of The Bat!, 3.51, is an improvement of 3.5 in the field of speed, stability and the support of corporate protocols: IMAP and Exchange server via MAPI. We've also improved import procedures of messages and address entries from MS Outlook and Outlook Express. In the new version, you can reply to HTML messages preserving the text formatting of the original letter. When replying to a multipart message, with previous version of The Bat! you could only reply to the main section of a letter. Now you can reply to any particular part of the message.

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What's new in The Bat! 3.5

The Bat! 3.5 has the following major improvements: fully customizable user interface, On-The-Fly-Encryption and Biometric authentication, as well as many other new features and bugfixes.

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What's new in The Bat! 3.01

The Sorting Office interface has been improved. The user can now search though the filters. The Sorting Office window has been given a new toolbar. The About box has been given a facelift. The IMAP protocol has been improved. The Bat! now consumes less memory and works much faster when viewing or editing large HTML messages. Many bugs have been fixed.

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The New Forums for The Bat! v3 users

You are welcome to the new three forums at our website where you can discuss in a friendly manner the issues about The Bat! Configuration, The New Filtering System, and The Templates and Macros.

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What's new in The Bat! 3.0

In The Bat! 3.0, amongst all the improvements the most visually outstanding is the new look user interface and that Sorting Office that has a new flow chart style front end, which really simplifies the management of message filtering.

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TheBat! 2.12 released

This new version provides significantly improved IMAP and Exchange functionality, extended anti-virus API to support Unicode, better folder compression algorithm that also defragments message base and index files on NTFS volumes, and many other improvements and fixes.

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Mail Chat !

Ritlabs is glad to announce a new version of The Bat! program with an unique feature of Mail Chat that will be published on June 1, 2004.

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