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.

Ritlabs, SRL releases version 2.0 of The Bat!

01 September 2003

Ritlabs, SRL releases The Bat! v8.8.9 with Improvements to MailTicker™

13 June 2019

Hacking Lesson of 2016: It's Time to Secure Your Business

18 January 2017

Ritlabs, SRL obtained a grant within the framework of the World Bank Competitiveness Enhancement Project (PAC II)

15 April 2016

Ritlabs, SRL became a member of the The American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova (AmCham Moldova)

06 April 2016

The Bat! Email Client is Сertified for Windows 10

31 March 2016

Ritlabs, SRL Achieves Microsoft Gold Application Development Competency

28 March 2016

The Bat! Email Client with Further Improvements for Efficient Email Management

03 March 2016

Secure Email Client Software The Bat! Now Allows Users to Access MS Exchange Servers Directly

05 August 2015

Security and Speed Boost in the 64-bit Version of The Bat!

05 February 2015

The Bat! New Features Continue Application’s Evolution as a Premium Email Client

22 October 2014

The Bat! Secure Email Client Announces New Version for Windows Touch Screen Devices

29 August 2014

The Bat! v6.4 Email Client Adds Advanced Tools for Managing RSS-Feeds

24 April 2014

New Security Standards: The Bat! 6.1

20 December 2013

The Email Client by Ritlabs, SRL Comes Back with New Features!

14 November 2013

The Bat! 5.1 - Handier Than Ever

20 April 2012

The Bat! 5 – 5/5 Stars Program!

06 April 2011

BatPost 3.0: Ideal Mail Server – at Your Service!

15 February 2010

The Bat! 4.2.16 Christmas Edition – one more gift

29 December 2009

Ritlabs, SRL launches The Bat! 4.2.12

17 November 2009
Archived versions of The Bat!
The Bat! 9.3.4 (26 April 2021)

New features

  • New %Account* macros
  • (#0002099) New macro %CLIPBOARD="..." to change clipboard contents (works like the %SetCLIPBOARD="..." macro)


  • Exception logging is restored, the maximum size of the log file is set to 500 KB
  • MAPI protocol is removed from the New Account dialog


  • (#002107) The Delete key was not functional for message undelete when browsing deleted messages
  • The issue that caused possible crash when messages were containing empty/missing attachments is resolved
  • The "OK" button was not functional in the "No plug-ins with learning facilities installed" warning
  • Opening some malformed links from HTML viewer could cause Access Violation errors
  • Print messages was using light colors under a dark theme
  • Mail Ticker did not update when an account was deleted
  • (#002103) The problem that caused an empty favorites list of the “New message” command is resolved
  • Creating of a scheduled event in the Sorting Office caused an Access Violation error
  • "View messaging history" command from the Address Book did not focus on the address in the address history pane

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! can update their license to The Bat! v9 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 2008 & R2
  • Windows Server 2012 & R2
  • Windows Server 2016 & R2
  • Windows Server 2019

If you want to be notified by email when new The Bat! versions are available, please subscribe to the mailing list by sending a blank email to the following address:

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.