Opera mail fails to import all messages.

  • I have a opera mail folder of 26,9 GB with many hundred thousand emails over many accounts.

    I've just entered all the passwords for all the accounts, but in "all messages" there's only a couple hundred emails.

    How can i force opera to re-import or re-download my e-mails?

  • Click the "Settings for this view" icon on the message list toolbar for "All Messages/Received" (and "Unread" if you want) and make sure all the "show" options are checked that you want checked. Try checking "show hidden" to see if they show up.

    Short of that, export your contacts, export your feeds list (if you have any feeds) and close down Opera. Then, rename the "mail" folder, delete wand.dat and delete contacts.adr. Then start Opera.

    Goto "Menu" mail and chat accounts and set up each of your accounts. Let Opera fetch the headers for all the messages on the server.

    Then, for each POP account, goto "Menu -> settings -> import and export -> import mail -> import generic mbox -> add folder", point Opera to the store/accountN folder in the old mail folder where N is the number for the account as seen in accounts.ini in the old mail folder (look for the email address under each account setting to figure out which is which), set "import into" to the corresponding POP account and import.

    When you're all done importing all of the POP accounts, if you have any duplicates, delete the read, imported copy and keep the unread newly-fetched copy that came from the server.

    Then, you can import your contacts and feeds list and readjust each feed's settings. You can then recreate any labels and their rules etc. that you want.

    If importing that way doesn't work, try to find out what message in an account Opera stops importing at. In that case, you might have to remove that messages's mbs file from the accountN folder before you import and then try to import that individual file later.

  • All my accounts are IMAP.

    I tried to import the emails, but now it imports to my SSD rather than my HDD.

    Seems like i have to start all over from scratch, screw this, i'll just nuke it all and download it all over again.

    Perhaps time to find an alternative to opera mail that can be installed on a different partition than the OS partition.

    Wasting 30gb of space on a SSD for mail archiving is just silly.

  • Perhaps time to find an alternative to opera mail that can be installed on a different partition than the OS partition.

    In operaprefs.ini in the preferences folder, under the [Mail] section, set:

    Mail Root Directory=Path to "mail" folder on HDD.

    As in, while Opera is closed, move the "mail" folder to where you want and edit operaprefs.ini. Then, when you start Opera, it'll use the new path.

  • I have trippleboot with 2 x windows 8.1 and 1 x windows 10.

    When i switch between systems, open opera mail buggs out in different ways.

    I already did the "Mail Root Directory" fix, but it's not a stable fix.

  • When i switch between systems, open opera mail buggs out in different ways.

    Hmm, it shouldn't as long as Opera Mail was properly closed before you switched to a different OS.

    I already did the "Mail Root Directory" fix, but it's not a stable fix.

    If you set it in the operaprefs.ini on each OS, it should work.

    As an alternative:

    You could just launch the Opera Mail installer, click "options", set "install path" to a folder on your hdd, set "install for" to "Standalone Installation (USB)". Then, just create a shortcut to opera.exe on each system. That way, all of Opera Mail is on your hdd in one folder and it won't make use of Mail Root Directory.

    However, that won't make Opera mail the default client. But, you can import the reg file mentioned at the bottom of https://www.reddit.com/r/operabrowser/wiki/m2tips/default_programs) on each OS to make Opera Mail the default. Just edit the paths in the reg file first to point to the location of your opera.exe in the folder on your hdd.

  • Thanks!

    This worked:

    "You could just launch the Opera Mail installer, click "options", set "install path" to a folder on your hdd"

    I could not find any options for "standalone installation" but it seems to be working now anyways. :P

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