The Bat! v5 Upgrade Experience

2012-01-03 Thread Julian Beach (Lists)
Hello TBUDL,

I have been using TB! for many years (12+), but have been holding off
upgrading to Version 5 because of the various problems that I have
seen reported here and on TBBETA, particularly with IMAP. I have 9
IMAP accounts, including a GMail account, so I was worried about how
well v5 would work. I thought that those of you who have similar
concerns about v5 might be interested in the results.

With the latest new version notification (5.0.30) I decided to take
the plunge. I have been very pleased with the results. Everything
continued to work as it should and the differences that I have found
so far have been positive rather than negative. In fact, there are few
obvious differences in my normal use of the software - it looks and
operates almost exactly the same way.

So, if you are holding off on an upgrade because you are afraid that
TB! v5 will not be as good as your current version, my experience is
that the upgrade is painless. If you are expecting a new look and feel to
the software, then v5 is probably not for you, however!

Julian

-- 
Best regards,
 Julian  mailto:jb_lists...@trink.co.uk



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Re: The Bat! v5 Upgrade Experience

2012-01-03 Thread Dwight Corrin
On Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 11:44:45 AM, Julian Beach (Lists) wrote:
 
 So, if you are holding off on an upgrade because you are afraid that
 TB! v5 will not be as good as your current version, my experience is
 that the upgrade is painless. If you are expecting a new look and feel to
 the software, then v5 is probably not for you, however!
 
I concur completely in your assessment of v5. 
  
-- 
 Dwight A. Corrin 
 316.303.9385  phone ahead to fax 
 dcorrin at fastmail.fm 
 photo galleries at http://dcorrin.smugmug.com 

 Using IMAP with The Bat! 5.0.30 on Windows Vista version 6,0 (Service Pack 2)



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RE: The Bat! v5 Upgrade Experience

2012-01-03 Thread Sacks, Avram
On Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 11:44:45 AM, Julian Beach (Lists) wrote and
to which Dwight Corinn concurred::
 
 So, if you are holding off on an upgrade because you are afraid that
 TB! v5 will not be as good as your current version, my experience is
 that the upgrade is painless. If you are expecting a new look and
feel to
 the software, then v5 is probably not for you, however!
 
I concur completely in your assessment of v5. 


Several years ago I attempted to use IMAP with The Bat ver. 4.0.18.  It
did not work well.  So, I reverted to POP and have had to bother with
downloading e-mail to two separate pcs.

Does ver. 5 now work better with IMAP?   

If I do switch to IMAP, will IMAP mail that is filtered appear to be
merged seamlessly with mail that has already been downloaded and
filtered to one of two dozen folders.


-- 
Avi
Avram L. Sacks
Using The Bat ver 4.0.18 on Win XP Pro sp3


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Re: The Bat! v5 Upgrade Experience

2012-01-03 Thread Bill McQuillan

On Tue, 2012-01-03, Dwight Corrin wrote:
 On Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 11:44:45 AM, Julian Beach (Lists) wrote:
  
 So, if you are holding off on an upgrade because you are afraid that
 TB! v5 will not be as good as your current version, my experience is
 that the upgrade is painless. If you are expecting a new look and feel to
 the software, then v5 is probably not for you, however!
  
 I concur completely in your assessment of v5. 
   

One minor nit!

I went to the (Help | Check for Updates) option and it said there 
was an update available (5.0.30) so I went to the web page and 
there I was presented with a choice: Professional or Home 
Edition? 

I have no idea!

Checking (Help | About) says I have version 5.0.20.1 with a 
single-computer licence. Does this mean I have the Home 
Edition?

-- 
Bill McQuillan bill.mcquil...@pobox.com
Using The Bat! 5.0.20.1 on Windows 7 6.1 build 7601-Service Pack 1



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Re: The Bat! v5 Upgrade Experience

2012-01-03 Thread Rick
 Hello TBUDL,

 I have been using TB! for many years (12+), but have been holding off
 upgrading to Version 5 because of the various problems that I have
 seen reported here and on TBBETA, particularly with IMAP. I have 9
 IMAP accounts, including a GMail account, so I was worried about how
 well v5 would work. I thought that those of you who have similar
 concerns about v5 might be interested in the results.

 With the latest new version notification (5.0.30) I decided to take
 the plunge. I have been very pleased with the results. Everything
 continued to work as it should and the differences that I have found
 so far have been positive rather than negative. In fact, there are few
 obvious differences in my normal use of the software - it looks and
 operates almost exactly the same way.

 So, if you are holding off on an upgrade because you are afraid that
 TB! v5 will not be as good as your current version, my experience is
 that the upgrade is painless. If you are expecting a new look and feel to
 the software, then v5 is probably not for you, however!

 Julian

I TOTALLY agree, although there are things they are still tweaking

-- 
Rick
The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose. - Hada Bejar

v5.0.30 on Windows XP 5.1 Build  2600
Service Pack 3

 



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