The Bat! Tips, Tricks and Secrets
Add a Contact to Your Favorites in The Bat!
The Bat! makes it particularly easy to send an email to one of your "favourite" contacts. Here's how to make any contact a favorite in The Bat!.
Add Bcc Recipients in The Bat!
Send blind carbon copies (to recipients who will not be listed as receivers in the email) of your messages with The Bat!.
Add Custom Header Lines to Emails in The Bat!
Add some extra spice to your emails by making The Bat! insert custom X-headers.
Add Page Numbers When Printing an Email with The Bat!
Make sure you always know which page to read next when you print emails with The Bat!.
Add Recipients Quickly with the Address Picker in The Bat!
Don't be so picky about your recipients. Enter them quickly in The Bat! instead.
Add Your Own Tips to The Bat!
Get control of The Bat!'s tips of the day by writing your own.
Avoid Downloading Overly Large Messages in The Bat!
Stop waiting for mail by preventing The Bat! from fetching huge messages (that take forever to download) automatically.
Back Up Mail, Contacts and Other Data from The Bat!
Prepare for email disaster by making a backup copy of all your data. With The Bat!, that's really easy.
Change the Account Used to Send a Message in The Bat!
Change your identity on the fly. Here's how to quickly change the account used to send a message in The Bat!.
Change the Font of the Message Editor in The Bat!
Not happy with the default font used by The Bat!? Here's how to write emails in The Bat! using your favorite font.
Change the Message Priority with One Click in The Bat!
Importance is just one click away. Here's a quick way to change the importance level of a message you send in The Bat!.
Check All Accounts for New Mail Quickly in The Bat!
Get all my new mail, and get it fast! Here's how to make The Bat! fetch new mail in all your accounts quickly.
Check for Mail with The Bat! from the System Tray
Check one of the fastest ways to see if you've got new mail waiting in The Bat!: initiating a mail check from the system tray.
Check for New Mail Periodically with The Bat!
Let The Bat! do for you automatically what you'd do anyway: look if new messages have come in.
Compose a Message in The Bat! with a System-Wide Shortcut
Discover the shortest distance between anywhere and composing a new email message in The Bat!.
Compose a New Message from the System Tray with The Bat!
Get easy access to "new message" in The Bat! from the system tray.
Compose a New Message Quickly in The Bat!
The fastest way to open a new message window in The Bat! is with a keyboard shortcut.
Compress Folders Now and Then in The Bat!
Don't waste disk space for deleted messages. Here's how to make The Bat! reclaim this wasted space.
Connect and Disconnect Automatically with The Bat!
Save time and money, and see The Bat! work for you. It can connect when it needs an internet connection, and hang up automatically when it's done, too.
Create an OpenPGP Key in The Bat!
In order to be able to electronically sign outgoing messages and receive encrypted email, you need an OpenPGP key pair. Here's how to create your personal key in The Bat! easily.
Customize Forwards in The Bat!
Make forwards look exactly the way you want them to by default in The Bat!.
Customize Keyboard Shortcuts in The Bat!
Make The Bat! even faster and easier to use by having it respond to your favorite keyboard shortcuts for your favorite commands.
Cycle Through Auto-Complete Recipients in The Bat!
Find Mr. Right easily in The Bat! by going through the list of auto-complete recipients quickly.
Delete Messages from Server After Several Days with The Bat!
My server is my backup — for some days. Here's how to make The Bat! keep mail on the server for a few days after downloading it.
Exclude a Folder from The Bat!'s MailTicker
Stop The Bat! from announcing all the spam you get and make it display only the most important messages in its MailTicker.
Exclude an Account from 'Check All Accounts' in The Bat!
Check all accounts for new mail -- all but some. Here's how to specify the accounts that you want to be excluded from "check all" commands in The Bat!.
Filter Order in The Bat!
Why you want certain filters to be on top of others — find out what filter order means and does, and how you can make use of it in The Bat!.
Forward a Message as an Attachment with The Bat!
Share an email with others in The Bat! and make sure they get the full original message.
Forward an Email Message with The Bat!
Distribute an email message to others easily by forwarding it with The Bat!.
Get to Know The Bat!'s Mail Dispatcher
Hi, my name is Mail Dispatcher. I'm a bit shy... but maybe you like one or the other of my features. I can announce new mail in The Bat! in a very useful way, for example.
How to Access Multiple Email Accounts with The Bat!
I have more trouble handling my multiple personalities than The Bat! has managing my seventy-seven email accounts.
How to Access Your Email Remotely From Another Computer and Location
Would you like to access your email not only from the computer at home or work but also remotely from any place and computer with an internet connection?
How to Block or Enable Remote Images by Sender, Folder and More in The Bat!
Stay safe and undetected while seeing images in choice mail. Here's how to enable and block remote images automatically using rules in The Bat!.
How to Collect Attachments in a Special Directory with The Bat!
Have The Bat! place all attachments from incoming messages in a special directory so you can deal with them instantly.
How to Concentrate on One Sender's Messages Quickly in The Bat!
Limit the display of a mailbox in The Bat! to messages from a certain sender.
How to Create a Filter From an Email in The Bat!
The easiest way to create a filter in The Bat! is by taking an existing message as an example.
How to Create Justified Text in The Bat!
Using The Bat!'s great message editor's formatting power, you can use perfectly justified text in your emails easily.
How to Generate QR Codes with The Bat!'s QR Code Generator
Want to generate your own QR codes with links, email addresses, locations or entire emails for scanning and use in mobile phones? Here's how to make and send QR codes easily with The Bat!.
How to Have The Bat! Clean Your Inbox with Its "Inbox Analyzer"
You don't have to clean your inbox, create folders and set up filters laboriously; The Bat! can help you by suggesting actions for frequent senders, newsletters and mailing lists (and letting you act as you please easily, too).
How to Have The Bat! Delay Delivery So You Can Unsend Mail
Do you wish, sometimes, you could unsend an email? In The Bat!, you can for a while, if you make it hold back final delivery after you click "Send".
How to Make the MailTicker Font Bigger in The Bat!
Have new mail announced to you in a legible way in The Bat!'s Mail Ticker.
How to Open a Folder in a Separate Window in The Bat!
Give messages and message lists their own windows. Here's how to open a folder in a separate window in The Bat!.
How to Organize Messages with Tags in The Bat!
Looking for a simple way to group messages fast without copying them to a folder? Here's how to set up, apply and find free-form email tags in The Bat!.
How to Schedule an Email for Later in The Bat!
Compose an email now and have The Bat! automatically deliver it later, at whichever date and time you choose. Great for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays, for example.
How to Search for Mail Using Regular Expressions in The Bat!
Find just about anything in your emails (sets of repeating characters, strings followed by some numbers but not others, all email addresses that occur in emails from a friend,…) with The Bat!'s regular expression matching.
How to Set up Color Groups to Label Messages in The Bat!
Yellow is for to-do, blue is for the boss' mail, and red and bold is but for you. Here's how to set up color groups for labeling in The Bat!.
How to Thread Message Lists in The Bat!
Read messages in logical rather than chronological order by having The Bat! sort them by thread.
How to Turn Off HTML Auto-View in The Bat!
Make The Bat! even more secure by disabling automatic display of possibly malicious HTML content.
Keep Messages on the Server with The Bat!
Instead of deleting all mail immediately after downloading it, make The Bat! keep copies on the server — maybe you need them later.
Label a Message with a Color Group in The Bat!
Special colors for special messages. Here's how to mark messages visually in The Bat! to categorize them.
Kill Duplicate Messages in a Mailbox with The Bat!
Get rid of dupes easily with The Bat!, which can scan any folder for duplicate messages and eliminate them automatically.
Know and Use Message Parking in The Bat!
Message parking in The Bat! is not your car's parking (but it is close). Find out what parking a message means in The Bat! and how to use it to your advantage.
Launch the Message Dispatcher Automatically in The Bat!
Do you want to avoid downloading emails you don't want to read (or receive)? Here's how you can make The Bat! launch its nifty Message Dispatcher automatically so you can delete mail right at the server easily.
Make The Bat! Remind You about an Email Later
Don't have the time to reply to an email immediately, but don't want to forget it altogether either? The Bat! can help, reminding you about a message later.
Mark All Messages Read Quickly in The Bat!
Discover the most rapid reading technique in The Bat!, which lets you mark all messages in a folder as being read with a single keyboard shortcut.
Minimize The Bat! to the System Tray
The Bat! sleeps in the tray, but it is there when you need it. Here's how to minimize The Bat! to your Windows system tray.
Move Folders in The Bat!
Make up The Bat! by re-arranging folders freely.
Perform Folder Maintenance in The Bat!
Make sure your folders in The Bat! are in tip-top shape by performing essential maintenance tasks routinely (and easily).
Preview Messages in The Bat!'s Message Dispatcher
Show me (part of) your body! Find out how to preview messages right at the server with the Message Dispatcher in The Bat!.
Print a Message in The Bat!
Create a paper trail of your email conversations with The Bat!, and take them with you everywhere.
Purge Messages from The Bat!'s Trash Automatically
Have The Bat! keep your "Trash" folder at a reasonable size by removing very old messages automatically.
Read Mail Comfortably with the Space Key in The Bat!
Display messages page by page in The Bat! and read them comfortably with the largest key on your keyboard.
Reply Without Quoting the Original Message in The Bat!
Start your reply from scratch in The Bat!.
Restore The Bat! Mail and Other Data from a Backup Copy
Recover email messages, contacts and other data from your backup in The Bat!.
Search a Mailbox Quickly in The Bat!
Type what you are looking for, and The Bat! will take you there. Discover a smart and swift way to search a mailbox in The Bat!.
Save Often When Composing Messages in The Bat!
Don't lose work when Windows hangs, and The Bat! does with it.
Search for a Subject Quickly in The Bat!
Give me all messages pertaining to that subject, and quickly! The Bat! makes searching for a subject particularly easy.
Send Mail to a Favorite Contact in The Bat!
If typing (and before that: remembering) email addresses is not one of your favorite activities, The Bat! can help you address messages to your most frequent contacts in a fast and easy manner.
Specify a Default Account for Mailto: URLs in The Bat!
Don't send mailto messages from a wrong account in The Bat!.
Start The Bat! in a Specific Folder
Ready, set, spot on the Jimmy folder. Learn how to start The Bat! in a specific folder automatically.
Take a Look at the Account Log in The Bat!
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Undelete Messages in Folders in The Bat!
Have you accidentally deleted a message you wanted to keep? Do you think you might have accidentally deleted such a message? Here's how to see the deleted emails in a folder (in an IMAP account in particular) in The Bat!, and how to undelete them.
Use a Custom Template for Printing Mail in The Bat!
Make printouts from emails look exactly the way you want them to with The Bat!.
Use a Special Default Identity for a Folder in The Bat!
Make replies to mail in a certain folder use a special sender name and address by default in The Bat!.
Use Block Text Selection in The Bat!
Make use of an advanced text editing technique while writing emails in The Bat!.
Use the /CHECKALL Command Line Parameter with The Bat!
Let The Bat! check for new messages on startup and exit immediately if there aren't any.
What "Override Existing Filters" Means in The Bat!
"Override Existing Filters" sounds grim, but is a useful option for filters in The Bat! nevertheless (and it won't destroy anything).
How to Check the Spelling While You Type in The Bat!
Let no misspelled words escape The Bat! by having its spell checker check your messages as you type them.