Met The Bat! kun je je e-mail ophalen en versturen via de IMAP-, POP3-, APOP- en SMTP-protocollen. Daarnaast zit er een image viewer ingebouwd en wordt je tekst nagekeken op spellingsfouten. Kijk op deze pagina voor de volledige lijst met features.
Het changelog geeft de volgende veranderingen aan ten opzichte van de vorige versie:
[-] Fixed the "Invalid HTML" bug.
[-] The uninstaller in the 1.60 was invalid.
[-] Fixed a bug in Content-Type caching which could cause Access Violation when opening a message with a particular attachment.
[-] Some CSAPI dictionaries didn't work.
[-] Fixed an Access Violation which could occur on some messages with quoted-printable encoding.
[-] It was impossible to change a directory for account or for mail attachments under Windows 95, 98 and ME.
[*] When changing a directory for an account which had a different attachment directory, the files from the attachment directory are copied, not moved, to the new location, to prevent moving of system files if the account directory has been set to a system folder by a user's mistake. After changing an account directory, the attachment directory resets to default, which is the "Attach" folder inside the folders of account; the old separate attachment directory is left in place.
[-] Spell checking - suggestion dialogue was not remembering the last chosen position.
[*] When a connection to SMTP was broken due to socket error, and the connection type was TLS, the error message wasn't logged.