The Bat! Professional

The Bat! Professional

Securely access your email accounts from your Windows desktop
 v9.3
9.3
25 Nov 2020
 v9.2
9.2
 v9.1
9.1
 v8.3
8.3
28 Mar 2018
Review
 v8.2
8.2
31 Jan 2018
Review
 v8.0
8.0
3 Dec 2017
 v7.1
7.1
24 Dec 2015
 v7.0
7.0
6 Aug 2015
Editorial review
 v6.8
6.8
8 Apr 2015
 v6.7
6.7
26 Oct 2014
Editorial review
 v6.6
6.6
6 Sep 2014
Review
 v6.5
6.5
27 Jul 2014
 v6.4
6.4
29 Apr 2014
 v6.3
6.3
27 Mar 2014
 v6.2
6.2
11 Jan 2014
 v6.1
6.1
28 Dec 2013
 v6.0
6.0
18 Nov 2013
 v5.8
5.8
26 Sep 2013
 v5.4
5.4
29 Jun 2013
 v5.1
5.1
22 Apr 2012
Review
 v5.0
5.0
7 Apr 2011
Review
 v4.2
4.2
6 Jul 2009
 v4.1
4.1
19 Apr 2009
 v4.0
4.0
18 Mar 2008
 v3.9
3.9
26 Mar 2008
Editorial review

What's new

v9.0
Fixed: MailTicker font style was incorrectly saved.

v8.8
New features:
- Possibility to change the color of the fonts in Mail Ticker.
- Image Crop in message editor and templates.
- The OAuth window got a label displaying the requested URL.
Improvements:
- "Quick Search" has been expanded to also search in the "Tags" column.
- Slightly faster loading of IMAP messages from folders of 50K messages or more.
Fixes:
- The issue which prevented printing with Landscape orientation has been resolved.
- Opening large images resulted in "Out of memory" error.
- The macro %TEXT produced different results for replies and forwards.
- "Quick Reply" used HTML-formatting instead of plain text.
- Image download button was hidden in some cases.
- Fixed truncated strings in Italian in global Preferences.
- Fixed truncated strings in many languages in the the Multi-SMTP dialog.
- Fixed truncated strings in the Address Book Duplicate Search Wizard.
- Fixed truncated strings in the Message Tags dialog.
- Fixed cascades of "Access Violation" and "Runtime error 231" while replying to not entirely downloaded messages via Ctrl Enter.
- Images were not shown in the right size in HTML-messages.
- The system's HTML viewer rendered some messages as huge ones.
- Fixed truncated strings in the Greek interface.
- Duplicate accelerators on "Message\...\" menu have been removed.
- Shift Ctrl V inserted the text from the clipboard in the "Subject" twice.
- On 4K (UHD) monitors, the Address Book didn't open properly and finally displayed the error message "Out of system resources".
- User-defined tags were unavailable in the Sorting Office filters.
- Some HTML messages, like those from PayPal, were not entirely rendered by the internal HTML viewer.
- The home and work phone number items were lost from the Address Book contacts after synchronizing with Google Contacts.
- Fixed "Access violation" error message on pasting from MS Excel.
- Embedded images in HTML messages in some cases got narrower while replying.
- Deleted tags still appeared in the message list popup menu.
- iCloud Contacts synchronization did not work.
- Fixed an Access Violation error that could occasionally happen on The Bat! startup when using Google OAuth authentication.
- Resolved the issue of adding non translated tags to tags menu.
- Some minor "Access Violation" errors which could happen on program exit have been resolved.

v7.0 [6 Aug 2015]
New features
- Support of the EWS protocol to connect to MS Exchange Server 2007 and later versions
- Support of the CardDAV protocol to synchronize address books
- New dialog to create new accounts. Supports server settings auto-configuration
Improvements
- A warning is given to the user when a password to the mail server contains leading or trailing spaces or control characters. The Bat! does not allow using such passwords
Fixes
- Quick Search in Quick Template editor was case sensitive
- Opening links from a task in the Scheduler with message URLs was not functioning
- (#0735) Messages' Received Date and Time were not imported from a UNIX-mailbox
- (#0727) No error box in editor window upon sending a message (SMTP protocol) in case The Bat! could not connect to the server
- (#0742) An error which appeared upon closing address book properties after compacting has been fixed
- Slowdowns in the message editor when replying with HTML have been eliminated
- The Bat! didn't detect Windows 10 in the version macros and other places that display the current version of the operating system

v6.7 [26 Oct 2014]
New features
- German online help
- Polish online help
- (#0595) Quick Date Range selection drop-down in the Message Finder
- It is now possible to compact address book (ABD) files from the Address Book properties dialogue
Improvements
- 64-bit *.MSI creates separate Add/Remove program entries for 32-bit and 64-bit MAPI handler. The 32-bit one is default to make it possible to send documents via The Bat! from a 64-bit MS Office Word
- Message Tags are now displayed in the Preview Pane's header
- Since version 6.4 The Bat! offered to create a mail data directory in %APPDATA%\The Bat!\MAIL; now it creates mail data directory in %APPDATA%\The Bat! as it did before
- From now on, Hunspell looks for dictionaries in the “Speller” subfolder, not in the “dictionaries” subfolder of the program folder (i.e. the folder where thebat.exe is located). User word lists were searched in the %EMAIL%\dictionaries folder; now it searches in the %EMAIL%\UserDics folder by default (although the old folder is also searched). It is now possible to copy full dictionaries, not just user word lists to the “UserDics” folder and The Bat! will also find them there
- Updated Root CA certificates
Fixes
- (#0644) The Message Finder searched for answered messages instead of unanswered
- Some cosmetic fixes in the New Account dialogue
- Root CA certificates could duplicate in the address book
- Previous version didn't install elliptic curve root certificates to the default Root CA address book
- (#0641) Multiple Error messages when a user with limited privileges tried to open the Options|Preferences dialogue
- (#0629) On IMAP accounts, for partially downloaded messages, plain text parts were combined with text/plain attachments for display (and the latter weren't shown as attachments)
- (#0542) Selective restoring of folders from a backup archive was ignoring the "Include subfolders" option
- (#0610) MailTicker was not refreshed when a password-protected account got unlocked
- (#0600) Changing the Draft flag of a message in the Outbox folder did not immediately change the coloring of the Outbox folder in the tree pane
- Tips of the day were not shown once a day but on each start of The Bat! during the day
- Context help in the new account window didn’t work
- File name handling in the .MSL files was unsafe as the .MSL files could contain references to image files with absolute paths pointing to unsafe locations
- If a user registered The Bat! during the additional 10-day trial period, upon installing a major upgrade, the user got a 10-day trial period again, not the 30-day main period
- IMAP errors when storing a message weren't reported in the account.log
- Inserting large HTML code could result it program crash
- German special characters (ü, ö, ä, ß) could be incorrectly encoded when using Extended MAPI/Exchange Server
- The Bat! looks for different names for Hunspell now: first hunsp64.dll, then hunspell64.dll, and hunspell.dll

v5.0 [7 Apr 2011]
New in v 5.0:
-When The Bat! connects to a POP3 or an SMTP server, it now displays the host address and the port in the log and in the status line, so the user can trace problems easier caused by improperly entered server addresses and ports.
- If The Bat! can't connect to a POP3, SMTP or an IMAP server, it gives the reason (error message) which can help identify the problem, rather than simply "cannot connect" result that gave no further clues.

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