Using Gmail on Opera Mail with settings imported

  • This is for Opera Mail but that does not seem to be in the drop-down list. I'm trying to get a simple answer to a simple question but it seems impossible nowadays. Companies are hiding their contact information and not providing an email address to allow customers to contact them. All I wanted to know is if I used Opera Mail, can I migrate over all my gmail settings and folders? It is not in the list of email programs that can be converted. This is not a question that needs to end up on a forum. Forums should be for problems. I haven' even decided if I'm going to use it yet. I just started using the browser. To the Opera Programmers - please become a company that provides service - not just other people in the community service but real service.

  • Gmail is not a program, it is a website. See if they have an option to export (download) your contacts. The messages you could leave in Gmail and then connect via IMAP.

  • And CoOpera to import them.


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  • @patriciavanroon Opera doesn't offer individual support, that's why you don't see any contact info for that purpose. You can get some help here on these forums or in the blog.

    And forums are for all kind of questions and, in my opinion, a way better than email because problems and solutions are shared and visible to all, so other users with the same problem can find a solution for it.

    Now, to your question: As said, Gmail is not a program but a website so it couldn't be in a list of programs.
    If you enable Imap on your Gmail settings and add your account in Opera Mail, you should be able to see your folders but not your settings since they probably don't exist in Opera Mail.

  • @patriciavanroon

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    Using some words as "migrate" GMail to OMail, it seems there is no comprehension of what is what, @Sgunhouse just made a clarification, If both were programs and you want to leave the previous one it would be possible to "migrate".

    You just need to follow his told steps to use GMail in Opera Mail.

    At the other hand, you opened another topic, not responded to your previous one so if you don't know about something, it's ok, but be respectful and then will learn.


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  • @patriciavanroon said in Using Gmail on Opera Mail with settings imported:

    This is for Opera Mail but that does not seem to be in the drop-down list.

    For future Opera Mail threads you post (in the windows/linux/mac forum, depending on what platform you're on), prefix the thread subject with "Opera Mail - " and add the "OPERA MAIL" tag. You at least added "Opera Mail" to the subject, so that was pretty good.

    All I wanted to know is if I used Opera Mail, can I migrate over all my gmail settings and folders?

    Yes, you can use Opera Mail to access your Gmail. You will indeed be able to access all your folders. When Opera Mail first launches, you skip the import wizard and choose the new account wizard instead. In the new account dialog, you use your Gmail address and select "IMAP", and the proper settings to connect to the Gmail IMAP email server will automatically be used.

    For your Gmail contacts, you'll have to export them at mail.google.com, convert them to Opera's adr format and import them into Opera via "Menu -> settings -> import and export -> import Opera contacts". Contacts do not sync between Opera Mail and mail.google.com though. If you add a contact in one, you'll have to manually add it in another.

    Even while accessing Gmail via Opera Mail, you still go to mail.google.com in your browser when you need to set settings (like filters and other server-side settings) for your Gmail account.

    Opera Mail is experimental and unfinished. Also, it stopped being developed years ago. So, if you have any problems with it or find any bugs, those problems won't be addressed. Opera offers no support for Opera Mail. The support you get comes from users on these forums and https://www.reddit.com/r/operabrowser/ for example.

  • @zalex108
    Again, this is why forums are not a good place for service and help.
    Forums do the following:

    1. the person receives multiple responses when one will do
    2. the reply is often addressing other items in the message rather than the issue or question asked
    3. the responders seem to want everyone to know everything right away and when the response is something the responder doesn't like, then the respondee is told they are not being "respectful" (disrespect, in this case, has not been to the responders, it's to the method of response - the forum method for service
    4. forums are a cheap way of providing poor service
    5. forums are very disorganized
      The current method used by government sites and forums is to overload people with information they don't need. You get a lot of information to read before you ever get your response. If forums would refrain from comments and teaching until the end of the message and provide the answer first instead of last, that would be more helpful. Maybe even label it "Answer" or "How to" and then below "Information".

    By the way - to all responders- I hit "Reply" but apparently that was the wrong one. So if you have several responders, to whom do you address your reply when it's for all?

  • @patriciavanroon The reply button at the bottom of the topic - the one with a blue background - is for when you want to do a general reply, not aiming at a specific post.

    Inside each post there is a reply link for when you want to reply to that post specifically.

  • @leocg
    Then it seems I used it correctly. Thanks.

  • @patriciavanroon said in Using Gmail on Opera Mail with settings imported:

    @zalex108
    Again, this is why forums are not a good place for service and help.
    Forums do the following:

    1. the person receives multiple responses when one will do
    2. the reply is often addressing other items in the message rather than the issue or question asked
    3. the responders seem to want everyone to know everything right away and when the response is something the responder doesn't like, then the respondee is told they are not being "respectful" (disrespect, in this case, has not been to the responders, it's to the method of response - the forum method for service
    4. forums are a cheap way of providing poor service
    5. forums are very disorganized
      The current method used by government sites and forums is to overload people with information they don't need. You get a lot of information to read before you ever get your response. If forums would refrain from comments and teaching until the end of the message and provide the answer first instead of last, that would be more helpful. Maybe even label it "Answer" or "How to" and then below "Information".

    By the way - to all responders- I hit "Reply" but apparently that was the wrong one. So if you have several responders, to whom do you address your reply when it's for all?

    I'm agree.

    At some point, $$$ blocks some companies to provide a good help support leaving it to the discontented users to find the solutions by themselves and help each other.

    Because of that, many companies and it's communities are not really co-working.

    One thing is what is shown and another is what one is.

    --

    The help provided by Burnout426 seems the most accurate.

    At the other hand, you have a graphic help here.

  • @patriciavanroon

    Receiving multiple responses is not necessarily a bad thing, it can give the user different approaches to try to achieve what s/he wants.
    Also, not all questions have only a single answer.

    Replies may address whatever is on the post that is being replied. So if the person wants to see people replying only to the main issue, s/he needs just to go straight to the point.

    Forums may be cheap (to be honest I don't know if it's true or not) but it's better than nothing. And is kinda common for softwares that you don't pay for.

    Forums are not disorganized, people who post on them may be.
    Most of them are well organized into different categories and have rules to keep the order.

    I use to add a 'solved' tag here on topics in which the problem is solved.

  • @leocg
    Multiple responses is not a good thing either. One correct response would be more useful than a bunch of near misses. Most questions do not have only a single answer but if the answer were posted at the top that might it a bit easier. However, this is not the structure of forums. People always put in 'extra' information first before they answer the question.
    There is no going straight to the point because you have to scan through everything that was written to find out (i) if the answer applies to your situation, (ii) if it's understandable, and (iii) if it's correct. Very few forums follow a format that requires the answer first without the 'extra' information.
    This is not only for free software. This is happening everywhere, even for some very expensive software.
    If the forum had a format and provided that format to users, it would fix the disorganization. Forums are not only disorganized in their layout. They're disorganized in how items are sorted and stored. Many forums don't clean out old information - that is information that is no longer applicable. Many forums do not archive out-dated information. More structure and instructions on how to submit to a forum could resolve these problems. The extra information should not be provided at the top where users are made to read several posts where the poster only wants to tell you about things that don't apply to your question.
    Have a section on the reply box that says "Answer" preferably with step-by-step instructions on how to do it. Even better would be one that rates the different answers as they are posted (e.g., "Best Answer"). Under that could be put "Information about the Issue" (supplementary information), and under that could be added "Extra Information".

    There are now several posts to this one small question that led to another discussion when the entire things should have been one post of my question and one post of "best answer".

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