||If it sometimes feels like e-mail is overtaking your life, that's because it is. The Bat! (exclamation point included free-of-charge by the developers) is an independent e-mail client designed to help deal with sheer digital volume. The software includes extensive customization options for message filtering and automated handling. There are message templates to expedite outgoing e-mail, too. Basics such as spell-check, an HTML viewer, and address book are covered as well, and you can import from all major e-mail clients.