The Bat! - email client

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  1. FanJ

    FanJ Updates Team

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    The Bat! is an email client.

    Site: https://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/thebat/

    There are two versions: Pro and Home edition. It is not free.

    Features: https://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/thebat/features.php

    According to the News at Ritlabs it is now at version 7.1.18.
    https://www.ritlabs.com/en/news/


    It has been awhile ago that we had a thread for The Bat. So I start this thread. Do you use it and why, which version, on which OS? And if you used it in the past and decided to go with something else, what made you to decide to go for something else?
     
  2. FanJ

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    Just info about the last two updates:

    Version 7.3.2 - 13 Sept 2016

    https://www.ritlabs.com/en/news/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=6885

    Changelog https://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/thebat/whats_new/detail.php?ID=6881

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    Version 7.3.12 - 28 Oct 2016

    https://www.ritlabs.com/en/news/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=6891

    Changelog https://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/thebat/whats_new/detail.php?ID=6889
     
  3. mood

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    Current Release:
    The Bat! v8.0.16 Christmas Edition (December 24, 2017)
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    The Bat! 8.0.16 Christmas Edition
    24 December 2017

    [*] The Download Manager writes addition information to the ex_log.txt file whenever there is an exception inside a WinInet API function call
    [*] Added some root certificates used by Google mail servers
    [*] Better description for the registration key validity version
    [*] More debug messages will be added to the ex_log.txt with /startup_timing_log command line option to figure out why The Bat! hangs at startup
    [-] Fixed a "stack overflow" error which could occur when a message got loaded, e.g. on IMAP
    [-] Fixed an access violation at startup
    [-] Some normal connection state changes were written to the ex_log.txt file
    [-] The MailTicker was sometimes grey and didn't move
    [-] (#0000493) Column "Tags" in message list cannot be size-adjusted by double click
    [-] (#0000557) Copying of Sorting Office filters with hot keys is incomplete
    [-] (#0000908) MailTicker goes to background even of the "Always on top" option is enabled
    [-] (#0001039) Double-clicking a word with national characters doesn't select it
    [-] (#0001103) Table paste not keeping columns widths
    [-] (#0001118) Attachments' names in national characters are converted to underscore
    [-] (#0001121) Shift+Arrows or Ctrl+Arrows don't work as expected in HTML message preview
    [-] (#0001138) Names of the attachments are displayed incorrectly
    [-] (#0001281) %CURSOR is ignored in Quick Template
    [-] (#0001320) On 4K monitors, the mail ticker is too slow
    [-] (#0001346) POP3 Message Dispatcher hangs with an error message
    [-] (#0001350) Quick Template is not inserted into Quick Reply
    [-] (#0001355) UI elements misplaced in filter conditions
    [-] (#0001358) Quick search filter doesn't clear filter on empty filter text
    [-] (#0001360) No caption "paste as text" while pasting smiles in the HTML editor
    [-] (#0001361) Multiple quotes are rendered too wide
    [-] (#0001362) Empty brackets for quick templates in the drop-down menus
    [-] (#0001366) Needles confirmation on closing editor window after saving the message via Ctrl+S
    [-] (#0001367) Access Violation on pasting smilies
    [-] (#0001368) "Undo" and "Redo" work erratically
    [-] (#0001369) "Paste as plain text" does not replace the highlighted text

    Some info about The Bat v8:
    The Bat! v8 takes a new dimension in speed and stability
    November 13, 2017
     
  4. FanJ

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    Thanks mood.

    The Christmas Editions of The Bat! have always been "famous"! :)

    I wonder whether the version number shouldn't be 8.0.18 instead of 8.0.16 but maybe it was already updated after your post.
    Just downloaded the installer thebat_64_8-0-18-christmas.msi
    See also https://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/thebat/download.php
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017
  5. mood

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    Yes, they seem to have released a new version shortly after my post. The digital signature of v8.0.18 is December 25, 2017 (date of my post: December 24)
    But the changelog is still the same.
     
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    The Bat! v8.2.0 Released (January 11, 2018)
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    The Bat! 8.2.0.0
    11 January 2018
    Improvements
    • New context-aware message header decoder to address the Mailsploit issues. Besides making the header line decoder context aware, we have also made the following checks in the display name part of an address: if it contains an "@" character or any control character (with code less than code of a space character), then such a name part is discarded
    • Some improvements in multi-threaded locking mechanism (32-bit only)
    • Some improvements in handling AVX-512 instructions (64-bit only)
    Fixes
    • (#0000521) Macros did not work in HTML templates (for folder, account, etc) - fixed %- in html template and trailing spaces in HTML
    • (#0001229) Image compression routine was called twice -- Unnecessary delays when saving html message with images to "Outbox"
    • (#0001376) "Tab" in HTML editor deletes the highlighted text
    • (#0001255) CardDAV-Syncronization did not transfer Birthday
    • (#0001256) CardDAV-Syncronization was duplicating email addresses when entry contains more than one email address (tested with mailbox.org)
    • (#0001382) Issues synchronizing CardDAV. Server reports error: "HTTP/1.1 501 Request Failed"
    • (#0001384) Synchronization log window of Address book always showed in modal state

    The Bat! v8.2 Overcomes Mailsploit Vulnerabilities
    January 11, 2018
     
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    The Bat! v8.2.4 Released (January 23, 2018)
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    The Bat! 8.2.4
    23 January 2018
    New features
    • Improved speed of the IDEA encryption algorithm
    • Improved speed of the RC4 encryption algorithm
    • Libiconv version updated to version 1.15. Added ISO-2022-JP-MS converter. Updated the CP1255 converter to map one more character
    Improvements
    • Improved speed of the UTF-8 encoder and decoder
    • Some internal optimizations in the interface element dynamic layouts
    Fixes
    • (#0001085) Scrolling in address book moves selection bar instead of address list
    • (#0001257) CardDAV-Syncronization transfers Home Location Street address correctly, but deletes it afterwards (tested with mailbox.org)
    • (#0001261) The Bat! v7.4.16 (64 Bit) - cannot print multiple mails
    • (#0001334) Issue with OAUTH for Mail.Ru while creating a new account
    • (#0001335) Misleading "Authentication failed" message while creating a new account for Mail.Ru and Gmail and using OAUTH
    • (#0001363) It's possible to overcome the mandatory "Unique ID" handle while creating a color group
    • (#0001377) Previously created templates (text format) were not usable if switching to HTML editor
    • (#0001407) The Message Dispatcher does not remember the position of the header auto-view splitter
    • The MailTicker was sometimes improperly updated or not updated or caused Access Violation errors
     
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