Download The Bat!

Secure desktop email client app for Windows

You can download for free (no registration required) and use unregistered copy of The Bat! mail software app for evaluation purposes for one period of 30 days. During this period you should either purchase a registered license or stop using The Bat! program, according to the EULA.

The Bat! v9.1.12 (32-bit)

09 April 2020 36.58 MB Download

The Bat! v9.1.12 (64-bit)

09 April 2020 40.18 MB Download

Token Manager v2.0 (iKey1000, eToken Pro) for Professional Edition

21 January 2010 0.95 MB Download

For software developers - specification of The Bat! API

07 July 2018 0.09 MB Download
Archived versions of The Bat!
The Bat! 9.1.12 (09 April 2020)

New features

  • The /TLS_DISABLE_ECDSA command line parameter to disable the cipher suites with Ellipric Curve DSA server certificates
  • The Bat! QR Code generator now includes an ECI block to indicate theat the text has UTF-8 encoding for those texts that could not be encoded with Kanji or ISO-8859-1 (Latin-1) encoding, for example Greek or Cyrillic characters separated by spaces or Unicode emoji characters

Improvements

  • A certificate used to sign a message may also have a "Content Commitment" (non-repudiation) key usage instead of the "Digital Signature"

Fixes

  • The Bat! did require "Key Encipherment" or "Key Agreement" in "Key Usage" certificate attribute for TLS even if the certificate was only used to sign ephemeral keys to provide perfect forward secrecy. If a server only supports perfect forward secrecy TLS cipher suites, the certificate used by this server may have no "Key Encipherment" or "Key Agreement" in the "Key Usage" attribute. As a result, the following error is fixed with Google (GMail) servers: "TLS handshake failure. Invalid server certificate (The certificate cannot be used for this purpose)"
  • The Bat! QR Code generator didn't support Kanji character set
  • (#0001785) Ctrl+mouse wheel doesn't zoom in/out in the "plain text" editor and "Windows editor"
  • (#0001942) Search in QuickTemplates causes error on closing the window
  • (#0001972) The message popup menu does not contain the option "Test filters"
  • Added showing of secondary shortcuts (if a popup or menu item has two shortcuts)
  • Fixed toolbar position after loading
  • Fixed order of items in popup menus
  • Added possibility to put toolbars to the right of the main menu
  • Fixed deletion of customized sub-menus (tags, colors, etc.)
  • Fixed image insert from Browsers into HTML editors
  • Fixed an error when selecting some images in toolbar customization

Revision History
The Bat! upgrade policy
  • The Bat! v5 license purchased December 23, 2010 - September 25, 2013 is valid for a The Bat! v6.0 update only. For The Bat! v6.1 and higher these licenses are not valid.
  • The Bat! v6 license purchased September 26, 2013 - November 25, 2013 is valid for a The Bat! v7.0 update only. For The Bat! v7.1 and higher these licenses are not valid.
  • The Bat! v6 license purchased November 26, 2013 - May 8, 2015 is valid for all The Bat! versions 6. For The Bat! v7.0 and higher these licenses are not valid.
  • The Bat! v7 license purchased May 9, 2015 – August 21, 2017 is valid for version 6.8 and all The Bat! versions 7. For The Bat! v8.0 and higher these licenses are not valid.
  • The Bat! v8 license purchased August 22, 2017 – June 2, 2019 is valid for all The Bat! versions 7 and all The Bat! versions 8. For The Bat! v9.0 and higher these licenses are not valid.
  • The Bat! license purchased from June 3, 2019 will be valid for all The Bat! versions 8 and all The Bat! versions 9. For The Bat! v10.0 and higher these licenses will no longer be valid.

Users who have a license for any version of The Bat! before v8 can update their license to The Bat! v8 by purchasing an upgrade.

Please note: We reserve the right to adjust our upgrade policy without notification.

The Bat! mail software supports the following versions of Windows Operating System:

Client versions
Server versions
  • Windows Server 2003 & R2
  • Windows Server 2008 & R2
  • Windows Server 2012 & R2
  • Windows Server 2016 & R2
  • Windows Server 2019

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The Bat! has the MailTicker™ included, that adds a visual indicator to your desktop similar to those stock exchange banners you may know from certain TV news channels.