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! v9.0.8 (32-bit)

02 December 2019 37.55 MB Download

The Bat! v9.0.8 (64-bit)

02 December 2019 41.14 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! 9.0.8 (27 November 2019)

Major improvements

  • New interface controls in the main window of the program and in the editor window. DevExpress controls are used instead of TB2K/TBX/SpTBX
  • New way of handling the user interface layout configuration. Also, there is a new file - "userdef.xml", instead of "tbuser.def" previously used

New features

  • Possibility of recording and logging of the time it takes to open the following configuration dialogs: "Account Properties", "Folder Properties", "Sorting Office/Filters", and the following windows: message editor, the folder view. The time is measured if the following command-line parameters are used to run The Bat!: "/BENCHMARK_STARTUP_TIME" and/or "/STARTUP_TIMING_LOG". With the "/STARTUP_TIMING_LOG" option only, the results will only be saved to the ex_log.file, while with "/BENCHMARK_STARTUP_TIME" they will be displayed on the screen as a message dialog

Improvements

  • Updated spell checker dictionaries (Hunspell) for the following languages: Danish, Dutch, English (British), English (U.S.), French, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Spanish, Swedish
  • Removed PGP internal implementation (RFC-1991) from The Bat!
  • There is now a random delay before sending the TLS alert code to a remote computer in order to prevent eventual timing attacks
  • The Preferences dialog now displays an hourglass when it opens

Fixes

  • (#0000427) Tab order was wrong in some dialogs, e.g. in the "Create Mail Filter" dialog box
  • (#0001327) Access Violation errors on exit have been eliminated
  • (#0001545) Email was added twice to the "To:" line if the address entry in the address book contained multiple addresses
  • (#0001662) Incorrect rendering of certain HTML messages has been resolved
  • (#0001718) An issue with an option during the address book import has been resolved
  • (#0001719) After adding an account using the mail account assistant the The Bat! main window did not show up
  • (#0001755) Address Viewer incorrectly displayed the email address of the sender
  • (#0001780) 64-bit version of The Bat! silently closed upon trying to send a PGP-signed message
  • (#0001785) Ctrl+mouse wheel did not zoom in/out in plain text editors
  • Fixed Access Violation errors which could sometimes happen infrequently, and which were caused by improper CPU thread handling, especially when exiting The Bat!
  • Fixed errors when The Bat! process could hang on exit and stay in the Task Manager while exiting The Bat! when active connections to RSS feeds were in progress
  • Fixed an issue when all tags became ignored
  • Fixed memory leaks
  • Image Crop did not work in message templates

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.