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Suddenly seeing "OPERA MAIL" error messages when opening Opera 12.19

  • My system is WinXP+SP3 on an older DELL XPS-Z so I cannot run 'new school' Opera >12.19. have tried and it just hangs my PC.

    Suddenly in the past few days when I go to open Opera I get an error message over the opening choice window about an error in OperaMail referenced to a file |omailbase.dat| in |"...Local Settings\Application Data\Opera\Opera\mail"| which is being used (supposedly) by another user.

    I do not use OPERAMAIL, and I am the only user of this PC on the system.

    Any suggestions on a fix or workaround - its an annoyance, but more importantly why is it happening now?

    Thanks, theoldguy

  • Opera Mail includes the RSS reader and chat client ... if you're sure you don't use any of those you could just delete the entire mail folder. With Opera closed, of course.

  • Also, if needed, close down Opera and edit operaprefs.ini in the preferences folder (see help -> about Opera for the location). Make sure there's no Mail Root Directory= line under the [Mail] section.