The Bat! Reviews

24 January 2017 "The Bat! 7.4 - an all-round mailer"

One of Russia's leading computer software online magazines has reviewed The Bat! email program. After all these years The Bat! is still a top-class mailer offering a great variety of options and time-saving features.

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06 September 2015

TechByter Worldwide: "The Bat: Still Flying High After All These Years"

"I first wrote about what I thought was an interesting e-mail program that showed promise around 1997. It was version 1.0 of The Bat from Moldova. Since then, The Bat (the developers call it "The Bat!" with an exclamation mark) has continued to advance. It has a substantial following in Europe, but it's not well known in the US. That's too bad because it's the best e-mail program available".

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27 January 2015

The Shortcomings of Cloud Communication Systems

Dealermarket, an influential Spanish IT magazine, has published an article by Ritlabs, SRL CEO Maxim Masiutin on the trends of contemporary business communication systems and their usage. The article aims to clarify the current situation and some of the potential risks associated with the use of cloud computing.

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25 April 2014

The Bat! in Review at

Poland's largest and most competent IT-portal has introduced The Bat! v6.3 with RSS to its readers. The new version with RSS module allows to convert the application into a real information hub not only for email, but also for news and novelties from around the world.

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24 March 2014

Tips on Securing Companies' Sensitive Data by

Spanish online financial and economic observer has published an article on the means of securing email with The Bat! and the damages caused by the usage of the illegal software. Genuine software, private mail servers and email encryption will be repaid in the long term.

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24 February 2014

Three Points Suggested by El Economista to Make Email Secure

El Economista, a Spanish daily newspaper which focuses on economic, financial and business affairs, has published an article on The Bat! stressing the security topic. The article reveals three main points on making email really secure which are: email encryption, private mail servers and genuine software.

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25 March 2013

Discover These Lesser-Known Web and E-Mail Tools

The Bat! is a stand-alone email client that lets you configure and customize your inbox. Who knows what they were thinking at Ritlabs, SRL when they were picking a name for their industrial-strength shareware e-mail client? Regardless, The Bat! gives power emailers not only basic email features like filtering rules and POP3 and IMAP support, but also a highly customizable interface for sorting and viewing messages and managing multiple mail accounts.

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20 July 2009

A Bat Delayed, Filetered, and Still Not Shaken

Have you dashed off a quick email, sent it, and immediately: (a)Realized that you left out something important, (b)Wished that you hadn't sent the message, or (c)Noticed a misspelled word as the application was closing the message and queuing it for delivery? The Bat comes to the rescue with a "delayed send" option and you get to choose the delay: 1 minute, 5 minutes, 23 minutes, 2 hours, 1 day. Whatever. It's your choice. And that's just one small reason why my favorite email program has been The Bat for more than a decade.

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27 March 2008


If you only send or receive a few emails, and those are of a trivial nature, even the most basic email client will be more than adequate. However, in general, it doesn't take too long to become reliant on emails for keeping in touch. Under these circumstances, it makes sense to use a versatile client that can be configured to your needs.

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24 March 2008

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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03 March 2008

The Best Windows Email Client? The Bat!, of Course

The commercial software market for personal email clients is fairly thin. What with the high quality of free products like Thunderbird and the beasts that Microsoft inflicts upon us with Windows (obviously I have an attitude about this), I imagine it requires more than a bit of ingenuity and hard work to create a commercial product that competes well. Ritlabs, SRL has what it takes and it shows well in The Bat!, a superb email client for Windows.

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26 October 2006

The LUBRINCO Group recommends The Bat! Voyager in ?GIS Journal

The LUBRINCO Group ( provides assistance in three areas of high risk too specialized to be dealt with inhouse. They identify and quantify threats and vulnerabilities, and their associated risk, then help manage the vulnerabilities so one can transfer or live with the residual risk. They help prevent disasterous financial loss and physical harm.

LUBRINCO Group's journal, ÆGIS, focuses on business risk that affects domestic and international bottom lines. It contains no advertising or marketing, and provides a forum for professionals to share their knowledge. In July,
ÆGIS recommended The Bat! Voyager as a solution for business travelers.

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26 October 2006

Australian Computer Trader recommends The Bat! Voyager

Australian Computer Trader recommends The Bat! Voyager
On August, 8, 2006 Australian Computer Trader issued an article about The Bat! Voyager. We present its text hereby.
With good reason, travelers who wish to exchange important e-mails and general communications while on the move may feel exposed to security leaks as they use foreign systems for their communications. Exchanging confidential messages from a strange computer may well mean your communications will be saved and read later, perhaps by those very people from whom you want the texts hidden. Ritlabs, SRL has come up with an excellent solution to the problem that will give you peace of mind in corresponding across the globe when away from your own, well protected system.

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02 May 2006

The Bat! 3.6 Review at PC Pro magazine

In an article about The Bat! v3.6 in PC Pro ISSUE: 138 DATE: April, 2006 (where it has been awarded the PC PRO Recommended logo) Davey Winder wrote: "Its security credentials are unimpeachable...

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13 October 2005

The Bat! 3.60 Review at PC Basics magazine

PC Basics published a review on The Bat! 3.60 in their issue 87 of the magazine published in September 2005. On page 106 The Bat! is characterised as "an email client with an excellent set of features".

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17 February 2004

The Bat! 2.0 Review at PC Magazin

PC Magazin published their review on 17 February 2004 page 68. "The Bat! puts a lot of emphasis on secure e-mail features. For example, it has built-in support for PGP and S/MIME."

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01 November 2003

Super Mail-Programm

Computer & Internet "com!" Magazine (Germany) has published a review on The Bat! 2.00.6 in 12/2003 issue, on page 82. Reviewer: Peter Riedlberger.

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20 October 2003

c't Magazin Review

c't magazin für computer technik (Germany), #22 from 20.10.2003 has compared The Bat! among 14 E-Mail clients, on page 168.

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09 October 2003

The Bat! 2.0 Review at VNUNET

Paul Rowlingson has entitled the the review "An email client that offers a great deal".

"The Bat! is an email client that, if given the chance, may well become your favoured email client. Rich in features, this is an application that is suitable for both home and business use, without compromising the needs of either".

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02 September 2003

The Bat! Review on Stroud's CWSApps

"The Bat! is a simple yet powerful mail client that offers an abundance of advanced features for experts coupled with an easy to use interface for novices. While the interface won't win any awards for elegance, its simplified layout presents a minimal learning curve for new users and offers just enough customization capabilities to keep more advanced users satisfied".

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03 April 2001

The Bat! 1.48 Christmas Edition

Get your e-mail under control with a terrific e-mail client. It's full of advanced features, yet is easy enough for novice users and makes an excellent (and inexpensive) corporate mailing network server that lets you work without a local mail server. More...

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28 May 2000

Why you need a REAL e-mail program, by Bill Blinn

There's been a lot of interest in e-mail programs the past few weeks, no doubt a result of the "I love you" worm. With the Toronto Globe and Mail referring to "Outlook" as "LookOut!" because of its vulnerability to attack, it may be that some users are looking for something a little more secure.

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22 February 1999

The Bat! 1.22 by Jeff Worley

In a day of time consuming tasks and bloated software solutions from mega-sized software companies it is refreshing to find a simple, time-saving, LITTLE gem of a software package like The Bat.

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19 December 1998

The Bat! by Jerry Maizell

The Bat! goes a step further with its Mail Ticker, a streaming tickertape listing of unread messages that you can display over other programs. I have the ticker in my word processor as I type this column. It shows 28 new or unread messages, the sender, subject and size of each, and the times they were sent.

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06 December 1998

The Bat! 1.18 by Zonia Heath

The Bat! is a full featured email client. I last reviewed this program about a year ago and since then there has been new features and enhancements made. It still performs all the standard features for sending and receiving email.

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25 November 1998

The Bat! 1.17 by Stormy Strock

The Bat is an internet e-mail program, with an easy to use interface, and it provides an efficient way of working with large message flows, multiple e-mail accounts, various languages, and many features.

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04 September 1998

Email With a Punch!

The Bat! is one of the most feature-packed mail clients that we have ever tested on our computers, with one of the smallest footprints ever. The Bat! is a great new mail client that has every feature that an advanced user will ever need, and it is easy enough for a novice to use. More...

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