Opera Email

  • I "opened" a new Opera browser account, I had one many years ago, & "they" had an email account/system, question is, how do I get that again? Thank you...

  • The new Opera Browser has no Mail client.

    or do you mean the mail here in my.opera.com? The Mail account at myopera.com is gone.

  • The Opera browser no longer has a built-in mail client. But, you can still download Opera 12.17 (which is the last version that had mail) and use it for mail only. Just set the http and https protocols (add them if they're not there) in "alt + p -> advanced -> programs" to open in your default browser so clicking on links in messages opens in your browser.

    Or, you can use the standalone version of Opera Mail. It's experimental and unfinished though.

    Also, with your my.opera.com account, you used to get free email that you could access via IMAP or mail.opera.com. That's gone now (since my.opera.com is gone).

    There was also operamail.com that was free. It was taking over by fastmail and those free accounts will still work. But, fastmail no long provides free accounts so you can't set up a new one.

    If you want a free email provider, try mail.google.com or gmx.com or mail.com. Or, sign up for https://vivaldi.net/ (it's free), which comes with free email too. It's specifically made as a replacement/alternative for mail.opera.com

  • The Opera browser no longer has a built-in mail client. But, you can still download Opera 12.17 (which is the last version that had mail) and use it for mail only. Just set the http and https protocols (add them if they're not there) in "alt + p -> advanced -> programs" to open in your default browser so clicking on links in messages opens in your browser.
    Or, you can use the standalone version of Opera Mail. It's experimental and unfinished though.
    Also, with your my.opera.com account, you used to get free email that you could access via IMAP or mail.opera.com. That's gone now (since my.opera.com is gone).
    There was also operamail.com that was free. It was taking over by fastmail and those free accounts will still work. But, fastmail no long provides free accounts so you can't set up a new one.
    If you want a free email provider, try mail.google.com or gmx.com or mail.com. Or, sign up for https://vivaldi.net/ (it's free), which comes with free email too. It's specifically made as a replacement/alternative for mail.opera.com

    Burnout,

    Long time since your post, so this may be too late, however OperaEmail, based on Presot Opera 12.17 may be unfinished, yet it works very well indeed. Well enough IMO to have a forum of its own or at least a section heading here. Hope that they continue to support it and tweak it as necessary.

    N

  • No, no possible future development or support for Opera Mail, as it was only (technically) separated from the main browser to help those who use to use the built-in email client that wanted to upgrade to the new Blink version of Opera but still continue to use the familiar mail client.

  • In other words, Opera Mail (as an separate application) is nothing more than dead-born product.

  • @stng Yes.

  • "No, no possible future development or support for Opera Mail, as it was only (technically) separated from the main browser to help those who use to use the built-in email client that wanted to upgrade to the new Blink version of Opera but still continue to use the familiar mail client."

    Now that really is too bad.... Opera Email is one elegant program. Far better than Thunderbird, Foxmail or Outlook (IMO). Would hate to have to go back to Pegasus to get good POP3, my personal favorite way to get email.

    Appreciate the heads up.

    (Anyone ever consider opening up the code to Open Source and perhaps doing SourceForge. If this is truly now abandonware, it would make for great public relations for the company. Right now, the new Opera is just another Chromium offshoot, any number of which I have tried and find them small variations on a theme.

  • You may not open up the code and tinker with it unless you want to expose oyurself to a lawsuit. It is Opera's intellectual property and the EULA specifically states you may not do as you're suggesting. As for a "mail" client coming from Opera, I seriously doubt that possibility. Just continue to use 12.17 and the mail portion or the standalone mail client. It should be fine for the foreseeable future.

  • "You may not open up the code and tinker with it unless you want to expose oyurself to a lawsuit. It is Opera's intellectual property and the EULA specifically states you may not do as you're suggesting. As for a "mail" client coming from Opera, I seriously doubt that possibility. Just continue to use 12.17 and the mail portion or the standalone mail client. It should be fine for the foreseeable future."

    You misunderstand me, I am not suggesting hacking the code base, but I would love to see Opera do the right thing and release the code as open source. After all, 12.17 is now deadware or abandonware and they have moved on to Chromium. Having sysop'd over the years, in email primarily, occasionally you will see a company do the right thing, but very seldom in my experience.

    I shall continue to the use the email splitoff, as it is first-rate stuff. Pity.

    Thanks for listening.

    N

Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to Opera forums was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.