Version 8.x of The Bat! mail client.
RitLabs dropped the MS-Exchange Mailserver support from this version on.
Please note in a comment or bug report about which bitness you use: 32bit or 64bit
Everything I tested. Writing and receiving mails...
What does not
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 04 2019||4.5||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Tobias|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Dec 14 2017||3.0-rc1||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Joerg Schiermeier|
There are four possible scenarios:
Before you start installing The Bat! on wine please read first the FAQ - Frequently asked questions from wines page.
Follow these steps to setup RitLabs mailer The Bat!:
wine msiexec /i thebat_pro_xx_x-x-x.msi(The x are for numbers). Never do this as /root! (see: Should I run Wine as root?)
All is done now. Please create your mail accounts in The Bat! and enjoy the work of The Bat! mailer.
Before you start here please do a backup of all your mails in the AppData folder in your windows installation. To find this folder look into Options / Preferences / System. It's the Mail directory. This is the top of an AppData folder under which all your mails live. Use 7zip or so to compress (zip) the complete folder incl. subfolders.
Than you need a backup done with The Bat!s integrated backup feature, see Tools / Backup. Do a complete backup with all things include.
Also please compress the folder which includes The Bat!s executable, plugins and other stuff, mostly located in c:\program files\the bat! if you use a 64bit version. Otherwise (32bit version) it is named: c:\program files (x86)\the bat!.
And at last do an export of The Bat!s registry settings. To do this please run:
regedit /e "%userprofile%\desktop\the-bat-registry.reg" HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\RITat a Windows command line (Terminal) window. This creates a file the-bat-registry.reg on your desktop.
All four files:
Change now to *nix.
Info: the mailfolder is now located inside $HOME/.wine/drive_c/users/
From now on all your mails go there.
And from now on: Don't forget to do backups! The Bat! has an integrated scheduler to do frequent actions automaticly. You will find it here: Tools / Scheduler. Use it!
This need more work and some knowledge about windows and *nix file system.
From *nix you need access to your Windows partition. Only read permissions isn't enough! This partition should be writeable. If this is not working please read a manual of your distribution how to mount disks writeable! If you are a beginner: DON'T DO THIS! STOP HERE! Otherwise you may loose all your mails.
This situation describes a system which can boot into Windows or into *nix systems via GRUB!
Suppose this as an example:
ln -s '/media/johndoe/Windows10Disk/Users/winjohn/AppData/Roaming/The Bat!' '/home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/users/johndoe/Application Data/The Bat!'Please use the four single quotation marks (') which enclose the two pathes to The Bat!s mail folders. This is necessary because the path contains spaces!
ln -s '/media/johndoe/Windows10Disk/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!' '/home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!'Please use the four single quotation marks (') which enclose the two pathes to The Bat!s program folders.
wine regedit /home/johndoe/the-bat-registry.reg
wine '/home/johndoe/wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!/thebat32.exe'Please use the two quotation marks (') which enclose the path to thebat32.exe.
### wine productive app
### last change: 2017-02-19
Comment=Nice and powerfull mail client.
Comment[de]=Nettes und leistungsfaehiges E-Mail-Programm mit Fledermaus.
DocPath=file:///home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!/the_bat.chm
##Exec=wine '/home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!/thebat32.exe' /nologo
Exec=wine '/home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!/thebat32.exe'
GenericName=wine: Mail Client (32bit)
GenericName[de]=wine: E-Mail-Programm (32bit)
Icon=/home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!/thebat.png
/home/johndoe/.local/share/applications/thebat32.desktopwith your favourite text editor.
convert '/home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!/thebat.ico' '/home/johndoe/thebat.png'
mv '/home/johndoe/thebat-1.png' '/home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!/thebat.png'
rm /home/johndoe/thebat-?.png (<= yes, there is a question mark before the file extension .png)
This need more work and some knowledge about windows and and a lot about *nix and its file system.
This part is inclomplete - Please stay tuned ....!
(Work in progress - To be continued ...!)
last change: 2021-10-04
To use proper encryption with The Bat! on wine simply install GnuPG:
Please hold in mind:
32bit plugins are not working in 64bit The Bat!!
This is not a problem caused by wine.