Adding MAIL into the new Opera?

  • One of my very favorite fetaures of the Opera browser was having my email clint built into the browser...

    is there ANY chance that yhis may happen again???

    Yopu could even offer a second larger download for those who wish to have the Opera Browser with Opera Mail built in...

    I am acually considering switching back to Version 12 (last version that had mail built in...) BUT I really do like the new browser design, aside from the mail deal...

  • You can use Opera Mail Standalone. It is a very good email client and I use it. Sorry, with Blink Engine it is impossible to have mail in the browser.

  • I used to use M2 with Opera Presto, and loved the mail opening in the Opera browser's tab. Now in Opera 22, I use Thunderbird (which is a good email program) but but I do still enjoy having mail open on the Opera 22 tabs, so I have made much more use of my gmail, (which you can open in an Opera tab via an Opera extension). You can do the same with Outlook mail.

  • If you want mail and browser in one package, I think Seamonkey is the only current broswer to do that (Seamonkey = Firefox + Thunderbird). But a most mail sites now have webmail, @lem729 has a valid suggestion there as well ...

  • sidneyneto: impossible - I doubt it, just a question of coding... What would the Mail Client have to do with the Blink API? Think somewhat like Maxthon here - the UI (Which if they only wanted to code it could be fully customizable) as a Frontend, and there - who besides maybe licencing and the will to share the code - could stop a programmer to integrate a mail client next to the browser part using the blink api? It's just a bunch of code after all... (cross-plattform would of course be a slight handicap here, but hey - on *nix we are (to our luck I would say) still bound to presto :P)

  • @zollman

    As I mentioned in my earlier post, you can get the pleasure of opening mail in tabs with web mail, though I use gmail AND Thunderbird. Now if you are using Windows 7, one big difference from the old days is the Taskbar at the bottom of the desktop screen. You can drag the icon of your mail program there, and let's say it's Thunderbird. One can see all of that Taskbar (and the icons on it, available for a one click lauch), including the Thunderbird icon, even when you are in the Opera 22 browser.

    In addition, I have the Chrome extension, Share Link Via Email, https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/share-link-via-email/ejdbkikfbnnhmachnnomjfgjbgkcnjkb?hl=en-US in my Opera browser. (To have a Chrome extension, in Opera, all you need is the link, "Download Chrome Extension.") So if I want to right click on a page that comes up in Opera 22, and send it to someone via Thunderbird (or whatever mail program I would chose), I can send that page, by just right clicking. In the context menu, I can send it by Thunderbird (or another program if I've chosen it), or by my webmail, that is, gmail.

    What I'm suggesting is that the need for something like M2 (with the email program built into the browser) is somewhat less today, at least in s Windows 7 environment (I can't speak to other operating systems). Anytime I want to use the Thunderbird mail program, I see the Thunderbird icon on the Taskbar, which I can click on to open that mail program, and I can right click on any web page to send a link to the page I'm on in Opera to another person via Thunderbird (if I chose). The only thing one is missing (a la the old M2) is opening Thunderbird in an Opera Tab. And when I want the pleasure and/or convenience of opening a mail program in an Opera tab, I just use my web mail, that is, for me, gmail.

  • sidneyneto: impossible - I doubt it, just a question of coding... What would the Mail Client have to do with the Blink API? Think somewhat like Maxthon here - the UI (Which if they only wanted to code it could be fully customizable) as a Frontend, and there - who besides maybe licencing and the will to share the code - could stop a programmer to integrate a mail client next to the browser part using the blink api? It's just a bunch of code after all... (cross-plattform would of course be a slight handicap here, but hey - on *nix we are (to our luck I would say) still bound to presto :P)

    Maybe it is possbile and I have never heard about it :P Check other browsers which use Blink, they fo not have Mail in it.

  • What would the Mail Client have to do with the Blink API?

    Well, the mail client in Opera Presto and also the standalone one use the (Presto) engine to display the messages afaik.

  • Oh well, HTML-Mail... I always said they are evil (I still avoid 'em whenever possible - enriched text was the speced way to go (but has any mail client besides emacs and mullberry ever included it? (At least M2 could display(decode) such mails if I remember it right))), could be a drawback - but what the heck' if at least on Windows the Blink API doesn't allow for an added module to use it's rendering features outside the browser part, then one could easily adopt to using the IE object via OLE/DCOM/COM+/Net-Framework (whatever the "best" solution is nowadays?) for rendering the mails inside the Clients Window (How do you think e.g. GoogleEarth handles it's Web-Frame on Windows (Not sure if that one still applies on the current version))...

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