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The Bat! Home Edition

Make Email Safer, Simpler, and More Convenient

v7.3.12 for PC  Download Trial
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!

This promotion includes the following:
The Bat! Home Edition v7.3.12 ($26.95)
The Bat! Home (upgrade from an earlier version) ($18.95)
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Cary Adams How compatible is this with GMail IMAP?

If a message has multiple labels are multiple copies of the message stored in folders corresponding to the labels?

If I delete a message from within a folder, will all presence of that message be deleted as within GMail?

Is there a page that explains this program's compatibility w/GMail?

What about Gmail contacts? Is there a hassle free method to import/sync contacts with Google's Contacts?

Can I have multile GMail IMAP accounts synced with this program?
Nov 10 2016 at 11:47am Copy Link
Al Lawrence Considering moving from Thunderbird to The Bat!

Can we import the Thunderbird databases or is this going to be a "start fresh" adventure?

Nov 10 2016 at 11:58am Copy Link
John User +1 on Al's question
Nov 10 2016 at 12:48pm Copy Link
Laurie Nelson I'm also considering moving from Thunderbird. I installed The Bat! today and started testing it, but almost immediately was told that the eval period had expired & asked if I wanted to send an email to extend testing for 10 days, which I did. Less than an hour later when I tried to receive test messages I had written in Thunderbird, I got a message again that the eval period had expired & The Bat! couldn't d/l messages.

I don't have time to spend hours evaluating The Bat! today, even though it looks like a program I would like better than Thunderbird. So this is a miss for me.

BTW I also tried to evaluate The Bat! back in March, but I couldn't even get it to work at all.
Nov 10 2016 at 2:02pm Copy Link
Bjondc Does Bat import email from Windows Live Mail?
If so does it do large batches (e.g. years of saved messages)?
Nov 10 2016 at 5:55pm Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL @ Cary Adams Yes, The Bat is compatible with Gmail.

If a message has multiple labels, it will be present in the respective folders in The Bat!'s interface. If you delete a message from a folder in The Bat!, all instances of that message in the rest of folders (labels) will also be deleted on the server. There is no page describing how Gmail IMAP works in The Bat! Our program treats Gmail labels as folders.

You can create an address book in The Bat! and synchronize Google contacts, please see

You can have as many accounts in The Bat! as you need.
Ritlabs - Nov 10 2016 at 11:46pm Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL @ Al Lawrence, yes, you can import folders with messages into The Bat! from Thunderbird via the "Tools\Import Messages\Mailbox Import Wizard" menu.

You can also manually import single folders via "Tools\Import Messages\From UNIX-mailboxes", just navigate to the respective Thunderbird's account folder and look for a file with the folder name, but without the file extension.

By default Thunderbird's mail data folder is located in Application Data folder, e.g. C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\9lb0uti5.default\ImapMail\
Ritlabs - Nov 10 2016 at 11:55pm Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL @ Laurie Nelson Since you did evaluate The Bat! on that computer in the past, you get the message that the trial period has expired. Please follow these steps to make a new start with The Bat!: close the program, open the Windows Registry editor via "Start -> Run -> regedit -> OK" (press Windows+R to invoke "Run"), then navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\...\ and delete the key "RIT". Start the program and create a new account to get things going.
Ritlabs - Nov 11 2016 at 12:00am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Ritlabs has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 11 2016 at 12:11am Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL @ Bjondc We are sorry, The Bat! is unable to import messages from Windows Live Mail directly. You can import messages into The Bat! from .eml, .msg or UNIX files. There are many third party converters which can help you.
Ritlabs - Nov 11 2016 at 12:12am Copy Link
Laurie Nelson @ Ritlabs, SRL Thanks for the information, Ritlabs, but I was able to get The Bat! to continue working so I could evaluate it more. I decided to take a chance that I would be happy with it even though I wished I had more time to evaluate it and I purchased it about 3 hours before you decided to extend the deal another day. I haven't tried to import folders from Thunderbird yet, but I hope I can get it to work because that will cut my setup time a lot. Thanks again.
Nov 11 2016 at 1:18am Copy Link
HJ B It is shameful that, with a program of this type, there appears to be no effort by the developer to respond to reasonable questions.
Nov 11 2016 at 1:25am Copy Link
Nicolas Moisset Hi @Ritlabs, Does The Bat! allow to include HTML content without any filtering? I currently use Outlook which automaticaly deletes nearly everything wich is not simple display commands.
Nov 11 2016 at 2:41am Copy Link
Laurie Nelson @ Ritlabs, SRL I'm having a problem with The Bat! that I can't figure out. When I open it (or when I have it pinned to the taskbar), there is a "ticker" that runs across the bottom right side of the window, in the area of the message display. If I minimize TB, the ticker still displays in that area, for instance at the bottom of Firefox while I'm writing this. I unpinned TB from the taskbar and closed it, so the ticker stopped until I opened TB again.

I also restarted my computer, thinking that would stop the behavior, but it didn't. I'm using Window 10 and this didn't occur when I D/Led email from my gmail account. It started when I D/Led mail from one of my CenturyLink accounts. The "ticker" starts off with the total number of messages for that account and then displays the From and Subject lines for each message, along with the size and date.

How can I stop this? TIA.
Nov 11 2016 at 2:45am Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL @ Laurie Nelson. You can disable the Mail Ticker under the "Options\Preferences\Message List\Mail Ticker" menu in the main window of The Bat! Either set it to "Hide" under "Display MailTicker" or deselect all folders after you press the "Folders" button.

Mail Ticker informs of new unread messages. You can drag the Mail Ticker to any place on the screen, re-size it, etc. More info:
Ritlabs - Nov 11 2016 at 4:05am Copy Link
John User OK, I downloaded the trial version of The Bat and installed. I set up two of my email accounts (Gmail and pop3) easily. I am in the process of importing all of my mail from Thunderbird.

As a long time (I think about 10 years) user of Thunderbird I have grown used to its features, etc. so there will be a learning curve with The Bat.

One question before I pull the trigger and purchase The Bat: I change locations twice a year. I have been using a program called Mozy to backup Thunderbird and Firefox (bookmarks) that enables me to easily update the computer at my new location every 6 months. Is there a similar program for The Bat or at least easy to understand documentation for backing up/updating?

Thank you.
Nov 11 2016 at 7:52am Copy Link
Vincent LEROY Thank you for this promotion, but do you have a promotion for the professional edition?
Nov 11 2016 at 10:11am Copy Link
Stephen Andrews Hi,

My partner has a lot of Turnpike emails ...and as Demon turnpike no longer exists she would like to import them into a modern mail program like yours this possible ....and is this possible in the home edition or would we need the pro edition.
Any help from any reader would be gratefully received.
Nov 11 2016 at 10:53am Copy Link
disenchanted @Stephen Andrews,

Check out AID4MAIL software from FOOKE's.

The sofware can import or migrate over 40 different email mailbox and data "types" into universal common email types. [see info at]

I used to have to deal with a ton of end user email issues, when I worked a help desk.
I could never get IT mgmt to pony up a few bucks for some Fooke's utilities, but I personally used Fookes software products at home and was very happy.

This Aid4Mail program is specially geared toward:
- migrating,
- backup,
- conversions of emails.

This program was hugely helpful when I recently moved. I had been with comcast for over 10 years, with 5 comcast email accounts and literally like 5 to 10gigs of email/data to backup.

I sent up aid4mail in under 5 minutes, to extract, backup both emails and attachments, from each comcast account. Then back that data up to an external HDD destination.
1. The program would log into each email account, sequentially
2. backuped everything in there [a few tic marks on aid4mail options and none of my spam or other useless email data was backed up, nor converted].
3. the entire sets of backup data from each email account was searchable using aid4mail.
4. If I wanted, I could create a few free, web based email accounts like yahoo or gmail, then use aid4mail to migrate [push out] my backed up comcast email and related email data, into a different vendor email account

Side Note: It would be great to see the Fookes software here on BDJ sometime. It is really handy and extremely time saving.

Best of luck
Nov 11 2016 at 8:53pm Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL @ John In The Bat! there is a built-in feature to backup/restore data (see the "Tools\...\" menu). If you restore to an account with the same name, then the program will add only the missing data (folders, messages, etc).
Ritlabs - Nov 13 2016 at 11:18pm Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL @Vincent This time the promotion is for The Bat! Home Edition only.
Ritlabs - Nov 13 2016 at 11:18pm Copy Link
Ritlabs, SRL @Stephen Andrews We are not familiar with Turnpike and we don't know in which format the email ares stored on the disk. If these are UNIX file as in Thunderbird, then you can import messages from folders one by one via the "Tools\Import Messages\From UNIX-mailboxes" menu in the main window of The Bat!
Ritlabs - Nov 13 2016 at 11:23pm Copy Link

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