Your first account

Creating an account

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1. Enter a name for the account you are creating and specify a home directory. If you choose <default>, The Bat! creates a sub-directory under the working directory with the name of the account.
2. Click Next.
3. Enter your name as you would like it to appear in the From field of your outgoing messages.
4. Enter your e-mail address.
5. Enter the name of your organization (if any). This field is optional.
6. Choose the e-mail protocol for your e-mail server: POP3, IMAP4 or MAPI.
7. Type in the full host name (or IP address) from your ISP's instructions for the POP3 server.
8. Type in the full host name (or IP address) from your  ISP's instructions for the SMTP server. (Enable the check box if your SMTP server requires authentication). Click Next.
9. Enter your login/user name (you got it from your ISP).
10. Enter the password to access your mail server. If you leave this field blank, The Bat! prompts you every time you retrieve mail to enter the password.  The Bat! Professional additionally offers hardware authentication based on a security token.
11. Check Secure login method (APOP) if  necessary.
12. Check Leave messages on server if desired.
13. Click Finish.


You are now ready to receive mail. If your POP3 or IMAP server also runs an SMTP server, you can also send mail.

Sometimes incoming and outgoing mail servers have different names. If your ISP gave you additional settings for SMTP, fill them into the appropriate fileds.


You can change all your account's settings in the Account Properties dialog:


1. Go to Account -> Properties