The Bat! is a powerful email client for home and office use. It integrates a great number of features that will ease your work and save precious time. The program is highly customizable and able to satisfy all your needs when it comes to e-mail management. The Bat! integrates all the features of a standard e-mail client. In addition, it comes with many built-in automated characteristics for e-mail management.
Using The Bat! you can easily handle a great numbers of messages. You can sort and store the e-mails in specific folders. In addition to the default folders (Inbox, Outbox, Sent and Trash), you are allowed to create as many other folders as you want, generating your own directory hierarchy. The Bat! offers the possibility to automatically store e-mails in specific folders using the filters feature. The Folder Maintenance Center keeps the folders in a good state by performing actions like integrity checking, duplicates removing, purging old messages, compressing folders and many others.
Another important thing about The Bat! is that it supports multiple e-mail accounts. For each account you are allowed to change the properties, templates, folders, filters and many more. Using the Sorting Office from the Accounts menu you will be able to easily switch accounts within a single dialog box. Other built-in tools of The Bat! are the scheduler, the quick search, the mail chat, the SmartBat and many others that will extend the capabilities of the program.
When it comes to security and protecting your privacy, The Bat! integrates features that protect users from malicious e-mail content. Using a plug-in interface you can install third-party anti-virus tools that will keep your inbox virus-free. The application also incorporates the the BayesIT plug-in that will efficiently detect and remove spam e-mails.
The Bat! stands as a great alternative to other popular e-mail clients with its large number of customizable features.
Frankly its a great email client in terms of its functionality, BUT
- It doesn't handle IMAP well
- It doesn't handle HTML well
- It is buggy - and I don't think the developers test the app at all before releasing a Beta!
Some excellent functionality though, and it is fast.. You learn to love it
and then after a while - leave it (as I have)