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  • Is this available for Linux? If not, are there plans for it?

  • Unfortunately no. There was an internal test build, but at the time Opera 15 wasn't ready for Linux so they never released it (since they'd still have Presto on Linux).

  • You can just use Opera Mail that's built into Opera 12. It's the same thing (and even better as it isn't missing settings and features and doesn't have all the bugs like the standalone Opera Mail has). Just add/set http and https to open with your default browser. The setting is in the "programs" section of the advanced preferences.

  • Is there a opera email client only (old version)? I am running version 45 of opera broswer on Linux Mint and do not want to install different versions on my machine

  • No. The old opera (12.16) is a web browser plus email client. You can disable the email client part with some command line parameter that I no longer remember, but the web browser part is always enabled.

  • I am running version 45 of opera broswer on Linux Mint and do not want to install different versions on my machine

    When you use the https/http settings to open in another browser, you're basically just using it as an email client. The email client requires a lot of the browser stuff anyway. All the standalone Opera Mail is anyway is the exact same Opera 12 browser + email suite with just some of the browser UI tweaked/hidden. So, I wouldn't worry about installing Opera 12 and using it just for email while using Opera 45 for browsing.

    You can double-check though that it won't interfere. What profile folder is Opera 45 using in your home directory? If it's not ".opera", then you don't have to worry at all. If it is ".opera", you'd launch Opera 12 with the:

    -pd "/home/your_username/.operamail"


    -pd "~/.operamail"

    command-line switch. See for more info.

    As in, you can download the tar.gz for Opera 12 instead of installing the package. That way, you can extract Opera 12 to where you want and then run it (with the included script modified for a different profile directory) with what profile folder you want. (I forget if Opera 12 used a bash script to launch or just a shortcut to the binary.)

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