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  • I've just opened an Opera email account, but it didn't ask me to create and address, it just asked for an address - did I miss something or do you use an existing address through the Opera one rather than create a new email?

  • The MyOpera email service and the community site (blogs, picture sharing etc) shut down in March 2014. Opera does not provide an email service any longer and as such email addresses are reserved solely for the use of Opera ASA employees.

  • What is the Opera email account for then - is it like Thunderbird?

  • What Opera email account ?.

  • Well, I opened one, sort of, though I gave an existing e-mail address. The whole email set up showed with a message from Opera and all the send, etc options. I uninstalled it since it didn't offer a new address option and didn't get a good look into it.

  • This is what I found in my normal inbox:

    Sent: Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8:12 PM
    From: "Opera Software"
    Subject: Welcome to Opera!
    Congratulations on your new Opera account sda38!
    Please confirm your email address by visiting this link:

    [Mod note: Link removed for security]

    While you're here, check out what's happening in our social channels!

    Note: You are getting this email because a request was received from IP address [IP removed].
    If you received this message in error, you can delete the account by visiting this page:

    All the best,
    Your pals at Opera

  • This is the email to verify your given email address when you created this forum account.

    What exactly were you trying to do?

  • 😞 I've given up on it. Out of interest, what's anyone's opinion on Lycos mail?

  • Let me get this right, you have created a user account here in the hope of getting a free email account ?.

    If so, I have already said in my previous post that Opera ASA no longer offer email accounts any more. That service, along with the My Opera community blogs, picture sharing etc ended in March 2014.

    Maybe Gmail, Yahoo mail, Fastmail or a number of other Mail services will be an option for you ?.

    As for Lycos, I had no idea they were still going ?. I use to use their search engine, along with Hotbot (also owned by Lycos) many many moons ago, it was the best (IMO) available at the time. As for their email service, I would have no idea, as I never knew they offered such a service, much less used it.

  • I would go with hotmail. I love the new interface.

  • is there any way to import opera mail from opera 12 to opera mail 1? i have a folder called mail with all my accounts in - can i move it into appusers?

  • There should be an option on the menu to import from Opera. Lacking that, yes, you can copy the mail folder.

  • @sgunhouse @tomwgf: The current OperaMail installer (Opera-Mail-1.0-1040.i386.exe) offers the option to import all email messages and email settings, right at the beginning of the installation process. It worked for me; more than 20,000 messages in 7 email accounts copied correctly from Opera 12.17 into OperaMail.

    Importing email account passwords from 12.17 didn't work.

  • After all, something did go wrong with this mail move from O 12.17 to OM 1: In OM's Advanced Preferences window, unchecking Notifications for new messages and Program event sounds was not persistent and had no effect.

    I noticed that in OM's operaprefs.ini, the line Show Notification For New Messages=0 and the complete section [Sounds] was not present. I imported both missing elements from the operaprefs.ini of 12.17 and it seems to work.