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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! v8.7 (32-bit) Christmas Edition

23 December 2018 44.01 MB Download

The Bat! v8.7 (64-bit) Christmas Edition

23 December 2018 46.71 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! 8.7 (23 December 2018)

New features

  • (#0001425) Added wizards to find and manage duplicates in the address book
  • Improved the handling of items in the messages list. Clicking on the Tags column or Color Group column or the Memo column shows a pop-up menu of available Tags or Colors. Click on the Memo invokes the memo editor. Also added the "Clear All Tags" menu item
  • New About Screen
  • Christmas Splash screen uses randomly one of five images


  • Christmas graphics in the about box
  • (#0001527) Now The Bat! displays a list of restored folders via Shift+Ctrl+Alt+L
  • Replaced old style Delphi color combo-boxes with user-friendly color selection (palette) controls
  • Updated the translation resources. At the moment, these change mostly affect Bulgarian user interface language
  • (#0001585) The text can now be dragged between the fields "CC" "TO" "BCC", etc.


  • (#0001624) No colors of the tabs are displayed in the list of tabs in preferences menu
  • The Splash Screen showed the "UNREG Edition" suffix after The Bat! product name if the user didn't enter the registration code
  • Tags Improvement: Added 2 check-boxes to Tags Editor. Fixed press return when adding of new Tag at TagSelected
  • (#0001631) Splash Screen sometimes doesn't stay for even a second when The Bat! starts in Maximized Window mode
  • Close Tags work on Threaded-View headers
  • Tags selector was not resizable
  • Added default font and color to the Tag editor
  • (#0001573) Selected folder out of focus/view when using quick search in moving messages
  • (#0001566) Cell padding is not saved in table properties
  • When The Bat! uses the Windows HTML viewer (rather then the internal one), it was using MSIE version 5 viewing mode. Now it uses recent viewing modes, i.e. to benefit from IE version 7, 8, 9 and the EDGE
  • (#0001607) Search for Duplicates Wizard: No email should not be treated as same email
  • (#0001574) Color groups assigned to messages in "Outbox" are lost after editing the message
  • (#0001557) Check all Headers for correct click behavior
  • (#0001605) Search Duplicates Wizard should check only first email of account
  • (#0001603) Certain type of included HTML-files in message templates are displayed as HTML-code
  • (#0001604) For the same contact is was possible to open several edit windows at the same time
  • (#0001578) A figure in brackets appears when an attached .eml file is opened both in POP3 and IMAP4 accounts
  • (#0001577) Senders in messages within IMAP4 accounts are saved into address books without names
  • (#0001575) Tags assigned to messages in "Outbox" are lost after editing the message
  • (#0001580) "Add Sender to Address History" adds the recipient instead
  • (#0001606) Search in the Address Book did not use "Display Name" of a contact - it should have given the first contact sorted by DisplayName
  • The Bat! could give an error related to mouse cursor when some application used the screen in the full-screen mode, this error could happen when The Bat! is running in the background and the user has launched a game (e.g. the World of Tanks)
  • Duplicate Wizard fits small displays
  • (#0001543) Issues when monitor changes
  • Address book/Search for Duplicates: Fixed issue with AV when wizard is executed for the second time
  • (#0001581) Included HTML-files in message templates are displayed as HTML-code
  • (#0001583) Address book/Search for Duplicates: Start Button is not displayed on UHD-Display with greater than 100% zoom factor
  • (#0001584) System HTML viewer is unable to open hyperlinks
  • (#0001586) "Reply to this address" on the header pane doesn't work
  • Fixed some issues that might cause folders configuration file (ACCOUNT.FLB) to be lost
  • (#0001560) Color palette is not entirely displayed in table properties under high DPI
  • (#0001548) Rename labels and change colors selector bug
  • Fixed some IMAP-related Access-Violation errors
  • (#0001570) Extended the drop-down menu of the search field in the Message Finder (F7) window
  • (#0001568) Errors in the advanced filtration of the message list
  • (#0001564) Memos are lost for draft messages after editing them
  • (#0001541) Subject with Unicode display has rectangles after selecting
  • (#0001552) Tag selector form is not updated after tag editing
  • (#0001558) Used the newest version of the TRichEdit component at the moment - v4.1
  • (#0001542) Text fields in the QR code generator do not handle the Ctrl+A (select all) hotkey
  • (#0001543) Issues when monitor changes
  • Fixed auto hotkey assignment (now if caption has '&' it has priority)
  • (#0001540) Contacts' Secondary addresses are not used for replying/forwarding
  • (#0001524) Address book contact's secondary emails are not added if the message is created via a handle or "Pick e-mail addresses" dialog
  • (#0001539) Memo shown as lines with only one word after reopening
  • (#0001533) "Custom colors" are not remembered in the HTML-editor and HTML-templates
  • (#0001522) Tags in Cyrillic get corrupted
  • (#0001530) Virtual folders are not automatically updated
  • Fixed painting for Tags and Color Groups
  • (#0001503) The Shift+Ctrl+V combination inserts a word with the cursor in the middle of it
  • (#0001529) The option "Remove Empty Lines" does not work in templates
  • (#0001528) The option "Show/Hide Non-Print Characters" does not work in templates
  • (#0001531) "Memo" column displays only the first word of the memo text
  • Table cell border always was 1px
  • (#0001538) Loss of HTML toolbars after creating/modifying/deleting a Quick Template

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 no longer be valid.
  • The Bat! license purchased from August 22, 2017 is valid for all The Bat! versions 7 and all The Bat! versions 8. For The Bat! v9.0 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

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