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The Bat! Home EditionDiscount

The Bat! Home Edition

Make Email Safer, Simpler, and More Convenient

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Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
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Are you the type of user who just goes with whatever email client comes with your operating system? If you are, you're missing out on a whole world of benefits offered by programs that make working with email more enjoyable, productive, and efficient. Today's discount software promotion for Windows does just that - it's called The Bat!

The Bat! is an email client that transforms your email experience, with useful features that make email simple and convenient. First of all, The Bat! protects your sensitive information by supporting a wide array of authentication protocols and encryption methods, ensuring that your company's secrets remain secret and that your competitive advantage is secure. By the same token, The Bat! also features robust anti-virus defense, leveraging the power of its own integrated HTML viewer to defeat malicious code that can be served via web page content.

Do you want to be more efficient? Well, think about how much time you spend sorting email - now think about reclaiming all of that time by just setting up a few rules in The Bat! Just set sorting rules, and your incoming, outgoing, and read email will automatically be directed to the appropriate folder. You also get the benefit of custom templates, auto-reponse, confirmations, and the ability to run external programs. Take it to the next level with custom message templates that trigger in response to unique events. Quick templates cut down on the amount of typing you need to do, by automatically filling in frequently used text snippets. The Bat! even features integrated backup and restore for each mailbox that you manage.

Thanks to its ability to import messages from a huge roster of email clients, including Outlook, Outlook Express, Pegasus Mail, Eudora, and Netscape, there's no reason not to jump on The Bat! as your primary email client today!

Review Written by Derek Lee
The Conversation
The Fine Print
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Mario Demi If buy now Version 7 is for free as shown on your website?
Jul 25 at 1:41am Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL Yes, the keys that we now issue are for version 7, and they also work from version 6.8.8 and on.
Ritlabs - Jul 25 at 2:34am Copy Link
Gde Swart I always find it frustrating when a company excludes a version (in this case the Pro version) of their software from a BDJ deal. Why? There are many people here (including myself) who want to give you more money for additional features. Even if the discount is not as generous, we'd like the opportunity to pick up the pro version at a discount. You're leaving money on the table.
Jul 25 at 2:56am Copy Link
Nuno Do you have a deal on the Pro version? In the older comments people could upgrade for $10 but now it costs €27.

Thank you!
Jul 25 at 3:09am Copy Link
Rene de Vries Pro!Pro!Pro!


come on!
Jul 25 at 3:47am Copy Link
PatrickB I have the pro version from 4-5 years.
the best email program for me.
I buy a license for my home laptop.
... sorry for my English

For information pro Vs Home:
Jul 25 at 3:54am Copy Link
Nuno Patrick, I'm not French but I would like to thank you for the tutorial's links (I can read them perfectly but even if I couldn't translators would help).
Jul 25 at 4:26am Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL We had a promotion of "The Bat! Professional" at BitsDuJour in January 2015. We cannot run another promotion again this year. BitsDuJour does not allow promoting the same product that often.
Ritlabs - Jul 25 at 6:20am Copy Link
Marshall Brown After visiting your site, I am not sure of the differences between the Home and Pro versions. Could you direct me to a comparison list/table, please?

Are you offering, or considering offering, the Pro version at the same discount?

Jul 25 at 6:30am Copy Link
Nuno I'm a self-employed entrepreneur so I guess my emails are commercial and cannot use the home edition.
Bat Voyager would also be nice.
Jul 25 at 6:46am Copy Link
Tim Parsons @Nuno: from what I recall -- I have a Bat! Pro license from a few years back -- if you want Voyager you have to buy Pro.

Voyager was actually why I stopped using The Bat! seriously. Because it encrypts messagebases by default, there's no usable mechanism for recovery when one gets corrupted -- something that happened to me three times and lost me several Gb email. Voyager is best used only for on-the-road email as a thin client -- and if all you want is a thin client you might as well use webmail -- unless you're heavily invested in The Bat!'s (admittedly stunningly good) automation facilities, I guess.
Jul 25 at 7:19am Copy Link
Nuno Hello Tim, many thanks for your reply. Bat it just a plus, my doubt is what is considered commercial use as I work from home. The automation features are the enticement for me. I use Thunderbird with lots of add-ons, would pay a fair price for just a polished way of doing what I already do.
Jul 25 at 7:25am Copy Link
Metta Zetty (1) How many of my customized settings in Eudora Pro will NOT be imported? For example:
-- Filter rules
-- Signatures
-- Reply Templates
-- Personalities, etc.
(2) Is it possible to edit the subject lines on incoming messages? (This is possible in Eudora.)
(3) Can HTML signatures be automatically added into messages from a program like WiseStamp or eSig?

(4) Can messages be converted into tasks?
Jul 25 at 7:50am Copy Link
_*_ @Ritlabs, SRL, that is hard to believe since Bits runs StackSocial with the same exact offers over and over again. You might try asking as it seems stuff hits here more often then once a year.

Not that I personally use the Bat any longer (bought pro version here), but it may be worth an ask.
Jul 25 at 1:58pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @_*_, We do have rules for the scheduling frequency of products. In this particular case we cannot promote the Professional version in this period. We would have to wait more before discussing a possible re-promotion for that version with the vendor.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 25 at 2:17pm Copy Link
Ricky Rick @ Marshall Brown

Differences between the Home and Pro Versions can be found here:
Jul 25 at 4:16pm Copy Link
_*_ @Ritlabs, SRL, Is this statement true in the Fine Print area? If so, I would gladly come back to The Bat, but I am sure it is not true as it is in conflict with what is stated on your site.

"Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for minor versions only. For versions after that, upgrades will require additional payment, which will be discounted by 70%."
Jul 25 at 6:05pm Copy Link
Chris I would also like to know about this since upgrades on the site show $18.95 for the home version.
Jul 25 at 8:22pm Copy Link
Marshall Brown Thanks
Jul 25 at 8:37pm Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL If you purchase the licence now, you will get futher minor updates of version 7 only. You will have to pay for version 8 and later. This is not correct that this payment "will be discounted by 70%". This upgrade payment will just be cheaper than the payment for the new licence at that time.
Ritlabs - Jul 26 at 12:39am Copy Link
_*_ @Ritlabs, SRL, thank you for the clarification on the percentage off. For me personally 30% off is not a good deal and thus I stopped using The Bat.

I think you should give loyal customers who purchase your software and support your livelihood at least a 50% off upgrade. Even if you only offered it as a preorder upgrade price to the next version.
Jul 26 at 3:57am Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL This BitsDuJour promotion is for the new licence of The Bat! Home only. It gives you 50% off whatever currency you chose. The offer shows that you will pay $13.47, not $26.95 regular price. However, if you pay in Euro currency or Russian Ruble or other currency, you will also get 50% off from the list price in that currency.

This BitsDuJour promotion does not apply for the upgrade fee.
Ritlabs - Jul 26 at 4:06am Copy Link
Chris I agree with _*_
I would have been a new customer because it used to show 70% off upgrades under the fine print. I'm glad he realized your upgrade policy was different on your site or I would have purchased and at a later date found out it was a
Jul 26 at 4:46am Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL I'm sorry that there was incorrect information in the fine print. We have corrected it. Thank you for pointing that out.
Ritlabs - Jul 26 at 4:57am Copy Link
Chris My phone kept messing up. Here is the full post:

I agree with _*_
I would have been a new customer because it used to show 70% off upgrades under the fine print. I'm glad he realized your upgrade policy was different on your site or I would have purchased and at a later date found out it was a misprint. I already own lifetime upgrades of MailwasherPro and eM Client, so having to pay over and over for this is a deal breaker since I am on a limited income because of being disabled. If only it had of been 70% off of upgrades.
Jul 26 at 8:03am Copy Link
Rustem Faz Ritlabs, SRL, you can "run a promotion" at some other place. :)
Jul 26 at 8:45am Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL I'm sorry for that really, I can make you full refund.
Ritlabs - Jul 26 at 8:46am Copy Link
Metta Zetty I took advantage of this discount, and bought TheBat (Home) yesterday. Looks like I'm going to be very happy with this software!

However, before I attempt to migrate all my old messages and mailboxes into TheBat, I still would like to know: how many of my customized settings in Eudora Pro will NOT be imported?

For example, what will happen during an import to:
-- Filter rules
-- Signatures
-- Reply Templates
-- Personalities, etc.

Will they be left behind? Will they be imported seamlessly? Or will they come through in a modified form that will need to be tweaked and updated in order to function properly?
Jul 26 at 8:54am Copy Link
_*_ @Ritlabs, SRL, I likely did not make myself as clear as desired.

I purchased The Bat! Pro on Bits (version 5).
I stopped using The Bat! due to the upgrade cost.

Simply put, I thought then and still think now that loyal customers who support you should receive at least as much courtesy as new users here on Bits who can purchase at 50% off.

A 50% off upgrade cost would be in keeping what new users receive. Treating your customers with the same respect and opportunity goes a long way.

Thus, the 30% off for current users is not sufficient as in my personal estimation people who already show support of you and your product by purchasing it should receive the same offer as those who are new to The Bat!

I hope that makes my reasoning a bit clearer.

I understand you can do whatever you wish, and the only recourse I have is to not purchase, but at least you know my thinking.

Thanks for hearing me out and I hope you do really consider this for the future.
Jul 26 at 10:22am Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL OK, thank you!
Ritlabs - Jul 26 at 10:32am Copy Link
Steven Avery The commercial aspect is a bit of a difficulty. About 99% of my email is personal, Bible, forums, etc. 1% is biz. However, technically, that would mean I would be violating the terms.
Jul 26 at 11:28am Copy Link
Javier Gil Can the bat import emails from my gmail account?
Can I use a gmail account with the bat?
Can you provide a a quick outline of the advantages of the bat over gmail? (i.e. why would anyone want to use the bat rather than gmail?)
Jul 26 at 4:53pm Copy Link
Ralph Montague Would consider 6 licenses of PRO version...
Jul 26 at 7:03pm Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL @ Metta Zetty. You can import emails and address book contacts from Eudora. To import messages navigate to the "Tools\Import Messages\Mailbox Import Wizard" menu in the main window of The Bat! and to import contacts first invoke the address book and then select "File\Import from\Eudora Address Book".

There is no way to import filters, templates, signatures or personalities, however you can create them all in The Bat!
Ritlabs - Jul 27 at 12:22am Copy Link

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