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The Bat! 10.1

Security is probably one of the most important things for people who work online. When it comes to email, this is even more the case as a lot of confidential information can be exchanged across email which means both parties have some incentive to pursue the best security possible for their electronic correspondence.

How to Download The Bat!

If you’re looking for an alternative to Outlook or Outlook Express you can download the trial version of The Bat! by following the Download link at the bottom of this review.

The Program Review

One awesome solution for encrypting emails and providing end-to-end security for users is The Bat!, a mail client that has a free thirty-day trial period but which has a modest user registration fee after that. During the free trial, you will get to see all of the awesome features that The Bat! offers you as an end-user as well as figure out whether or not it is right for you. In this article, we’ll discuss some of those features as well as why The Bat! is a great piece of software for email security.

How does The Bat! do this? Using PGP and GnuPG (GPG) for end-to-end email encryption (E2EE) in most uses or, alternatively, S/MIME using an Internal Implementation or Microsoft CryptoAPI.

The Bat! and Email Encryption

Those are the premier standards when it comes to email encryption and what it means is that whatever you send across the web is likely to be safe from prying eyes and malicious users. One really awesome feature is on-the-fly disk encryption which makes sure that user’s mail data folder is encrypted.

This includes all of the mail, contacts, and any other record of correspondence. And it does it all automatically without you needing to even lift a finger which means that it is both fast and convenient. Some mail programs require authorization to do this or even run on a schedule.

The program ensures that you have the most robust security by doing this automatically and it is a great feature.

The Bat! also makes sure your data is safe whenever you interact with mail servers at a distance. It does this via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) v3.0 / Transport Layer Security (TLS) v1.0, v1.1, and v 1.2.

Your new Address Book

As far as ancillary features go, this email client has an address book that keeps your contacts and their information safe from hackers. You might think this is overkill or not that big of a deal but you need to keep in mind that one of the biggest targets of hackers is a user’s address book in their email client. There are many reasons for this, but the biggest thing you need to keep in mind is that your data – and your contacts’ – is safe in The Bat!

Malware Protection

In addition to that, The Bat! does not download images from remote servers that are linked in HTML messages. And it does it of course for security reasons. The user can configure the program to download images from trusted sites or from trusted senders. This is also a really nice feature to have and makes The Bat! that much more compelling as a software option. And it is complementary to all the good stuff your antivirus tool of choice does for you.

Thus users seeking an easy solution to email security should consider The Bat! as a solution.

The Bat!
The Bat! is a Windows email client from Ritlabs. Download your free trial today and get familiar with the software cool features.
9 Total Score
The Bat!! Review Summary

User Rating: 2.72 (18 votes)
Ritlabs, SRL
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Kehl Lutz

Kehl Lutz

Kehl Lutz, also known as Kehl Bayern is our staff writer and has over a decade of experience in online media and publishing. In terms of video games, he is interested in strategy, simulation, FPS, RPG, fighting, and retro games. Kehl Bayern is also the author of the science fiction thriller Animus Proxy. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts, and spends much of his time traveling up and down the east coast of the United States. You can follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.