RITLabs has announced the release of The Bat! 6.0, a major update of its flagship email client. Top of the "New Features" list is full Unicode support, which means users should now be able to work with multiple languages simultaneously.
The program now adds support for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), allowing it to correctly recognize domain names containing Arabic, Chinese, Russian and other characters.
Smaller but still useful tweaks include high DPI support, a Sorting Office option ("extract files by masks"), the ability to save messages as UTF-8, and assorted bug fixes.
There will apparently be a 64-bit version, too, allowing users to access Exchange Server if Outlook x64 is installed. The release date isn’t yet clear, with RITLabs only saying it "will be released after November 21, 2013", but if you can’t wait then 32-bit editions of The Bat! Home Edition 6.0 and The Bat! Professional Edition 6.0 are ready and waiting.