The Bat! 5.3.4

New features

  • The "Quick Reply" feature has been introduced
  • Added the support for PGP 10.0.2
  • Added a new item "Workspace" to the Main Menu
  • The "Mark replied messages as read automatically" option has been added to the account's properties and set as default for the new accounts


  • The Bat! now adds SmimeCapailities attribute to signed messages
  • Message Search now starts from the latest messages in the local folders
  • Messages about invalid Regular Expressions in the sorting rules are now stored in the account log and a warning is given when a filter contains wrong Regular Expressions
  • Read Filters are now executed in an additional thread (in order to reduce workload on the main thread)
  • The "AFTER" condition is placed before the "BEFORE" condition in the Message Finder dialogue (to specify date interval more naturally)
  • Message Dispatcher: Creation Date/Time is now shown accordingly to the message list settings
  • Fixes in the HTML Viewer form (the settings description was not visible)
  • "Check for updates when The Bat! starts" option has been moved from the stand-alone tab in the "Preferences" dialog to the "Confirmations" section
  • Better handling of additional mouse buttons
  • A note was added to the "Shortcut Editor" dialogue that only one shortcut per item is supported (Toolbar2000 limitation)
  • (#0000111) When a message is created from an address book, the Subject field is focused by default, if that field is empty; if the Subject is not empty (e.g. filled by a template), then the message body is focused
  • Separate settings for the Quick Reply pane in additional message viewers
  • IMAP. A folder should be unsubscribed before deletion (some servers are known to keep subscription for the deleted folders)
  • IMAP. More smart algorithm to determine UIDs of appended messages in the absence of the UIDPLUS extension


  • When an IMAP folder's cache was checked for integrity, partially loaded messages were generating errors
  • IMAP. Remotely stored viewable attachments were not shown as tabs
  • IMAP. "Access Violation" error message when trying to view a message containing an image as the sole element of structure (message has Content-Type: image/*)
  • IMAP. The "BEFORE" and "AFTER" criteria produced an invalid "SEARCH" command
  • IMAP. Some filter actions could not be executed, if a message was stored remotely (full message had to be downloaded into the local cache)
  • "Access Violation" error message when closing the "Select folders" dialogue for virtual folders (if nothing was selected in folder tree)
  • When Microsoft CryptoAPI implementation was used for TLS, and a certificate did contain multiple hosts, The Bat! took only one host
  • White-space characters must be skipped in BASE64-encoded message part
  • Message Source Viewer was not using colours from the Preferences
  • (#0000022) "Copy folder columns settings" was working only if a View Mode was associated with a folder
  • Original messages were not marked as read when they were replied to
  • (#0000098) Source View was not decrypting message source in the OTFE mode
  • The "Limit first column auto-expansion" option was not working in threaded message lists
  • Folder maintenance could not be stopped
  • Sometimes The Bat! did import Microsoft Outlook messages without attachments
  • (#0000081) It was not possible to define delivery type for forwarding several messages to the same address(es)
  • Multiple messages to the same address were forwarded with the source messages attached
  • Warning about group deletion if a group contained only one message displayed as the root of a tree branch
  • The Bat! didn't check for updates at start-up even when this option was configured ON
  • Some valid JPEG images were reported as damaged on image tab
  • Images with internally unsupported formats were reported as damaged
  • Accelerator "R" was used for several fields in "Search And Replace" dialog
  • It wasn't possible to use macros in account name portion of folder path in "move/copy" filter action
  • Wrong "Reply-To" header when a message was sent after editing it "as new"
  • Possible errors caused by the deletion of a View Mode, when it was used in a visible message list
  • (#0000119) Sometimes the "Read filters" could not be triggered
  • The default external image download rule was always reset to "Reject unknown" after the programme restart, if no additional rules were defined

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