Tips and Tricks

How to Add Aliases to an Email Account

Any account in The Bat! has one email address by default, but some providers allow users to set multiple email addresses (aliases) for an account which can be useful for sorting incoming messages or sending from different addresses. There are several ways to add aliases in The Bat!

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Connecting to MS Exchange Server via MAPI

The Bat! supports the MAPI protocol, which allows for connecting to MS Exchange Servers for downloading and sending messages.

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Summary View

You can set the summary view starting in The Bat! v6.2

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Inbox Analyzer

The Inbox Analyzer is a new mechanism that helps you handle emails more efficiently. It analyzes the correspondences stored in the Inbox, divides messages into groups depending on its senders and date and offers you suitable actions. With the Inbox Analyzer you can sort messages to folders and create an efficient set of filters that will sort messages in future - from scratch and in no time at all.

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The Bat! 4.1, or There and Back Again

This guide is written for the users whose license key works with The Bat! versions 3.x - 4.0.38, but does not work with the new versions starting with 4.1.

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SmartSpace

Everyone knows what the space bar is, but not everyone knows that it can jump from one unread message to the next unread message, across folders and accounts. 

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List of Macros

Macros are special commands used within message templates. They allow you to automatically generate text, set message parameters and add your signature to the message. Every macro is preceded by the percentage symbol %

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Redirect Messages – Fast and Easy

The Bat!’s mechanism of redirecting messages is multifunctional and easy-to-use. In this article we’ll guide you through this mechanism and tell about some similar features of the program.

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The Bat! and QR code – How Does it Work?

Starting with version 5, The Bat! can generate and send QR codes. Formats of QR codes can be: URLs, phone numbers, SMS, bookmarks, email addresses, email messages, business cards, geolocation data, WiFi access information and simple text without any attributes. If your mobile device has software that can receive and process these formats, the QR code will be decoded correspondingly.

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Speed Up Your Workflow with Virtual Folders

Virtual folders are designed to speed up your workflow, especially when you have more than one email account. They contain only messages meeting certain criteria, which you define in the virtual Folder dialogue. Unlike normal folders Virtual Folders hold only references to the original message.

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The Bat! Quick Templates

Quick Templates save you time by inserting text fragments, prepared in advance, into messages. If you deal with the same questions every day, and on a regular basis (e.g. email conference, technical support), you’ll find these templates very useful. Using them, you can also attach files or business cards to messages, and set up any parameters for outgoing mail.

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Postponed Sending - Useful Scheduling Option

Ritlabs, SRL made The Bat! users very happy by introducing postponed sending – A new and useful feature that is meant to help in cases when the correspondence delivery must be delayed for a certain period of time. We have created a user guide in order to get our users acquainted with the new option.

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Message Parking

Message parking is designed to prevent accidental deletion of valuable messages. When a message is parked, you will not be able to move it to another folder, nor will it be deleted or automatically purged. It is also impossible to delete a folder that contains one or more parked messages, or contains a sub-folder which contains a parked message.

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Menu Navigator

The Menu Navigator is one of The Bat!'s many powerful features that allows you to travel to a required menu item, even though you may have forgotten where it is!

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The Bat! Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts (hot keys) are combinations of keys that allow fast access to those menu functions you use more often and make it easier to navigate through the interface.

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Folder Tabs

Folder tabs are designed for faster access to certain folders in the account/folder tree.

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Address Book - 5 Ways of Adding Contacts

The Address Book contains your contact list. You can group them in order to classify, or to use them for mailing lists (by sending messages to every contact of a group).

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