If Opera Mail isn't integrated I'm out. Thanks

  • Hi,
    I've stuck with Opera from it's first iteration because of its regular updates and integrated email. 'All in one' is easier than two separate programs so this is a backwards step. Your market advantage has been removed for no good reason. Let me know if it is going to be restored (i.e. browser/mail integration) so I can stick around or start looking elsewhere.

    Thanks,
    Ian

  • I see a lot of people saying the same thing you are, I think I'm in the same boat.

  • Use Opera 12 if you want Browser and Mail as long as it is not stated as unsupported/discontinued in public by Opera.

  • Hi,
    if it's no longer the main product I'll pass and leave you to it. But I'll come back if they're joined up again, maybe as/via an extension.

    However long Opera has be going I've been there with the Betas and recommending it to my friends. So you know I'm serious if, after all of those years that I very rarely speak up and this has brought me out.

    Ciao for now,
    Ian

  • Mail as a extension? I dont think that people have enough time to program the functional client with features Opera M2 in Javascript.
    I think most users will change to an other mail client.

  • I have been an Opera (and opera mail) user for a very very long time (and eventually paid for it). I have moved to Opera/chromium a year ago and kept the now separate Opera mail. I have been waiting a long time for missing things to appear. I almost got used to new Opera, but found it so slow. Gave a try with FF, I still do not like it very much, but now have almost all what I liked. The main fact is that it is much faster than Opera 26 (W7, pentium dual core ES300, 2,60 GHz, 4G RAM). I still use Opera mail. I am so sorry because you, at Opera, had created so many fine features (mouse gestures !).

  • I almost got used to new Opera, but found it so slow.

    Pentium dual core? That chipset was discontinued 6 years ago and could be as old as 9. 4gigs of RAM? That chipset was from the Windows Vista era. Just about anything would run slowly on a system that elderly trying to run Windows 7.

  • I do not think it is SO old, though 5 years might be a good guess. It was sold with W7 not XP. It does not like the multiple processes of Opera I think. FF runs smoothly. Opera before Chromium ran smoothly too.

  • I found the invoice from HP : February 2010.

  • It was old when you bought it. Like I said, the chipset was discontinued in 2009 and dates from several years before that. You probably got a leftover from the previous year. On top of that it was a medium to low end chipset when it first debuted. It was one step above a Celeron (aka the Celery, bottom of the line) and one below the Core series (Core and Core 2). It saw its last real update was in 2008, so you were running on 2 year old technology the minute you walked out of the store. While the system may have had Windows 7 Installed on it it was firmly from the Vista era. Now you have the problem of its age. Its at almost 6 years old no matter how you slice it. Computers generally have a useful life of 5 years, less so for 'budget' systems. If you went out and bought a new budget system for about the same price you spent 6 years ago Opera would comparatively fly on it. Moore's law and all that.

  • Well, this machine was bought to validate the applications (medical ones) we develop would run on W7. It was unused so I got it... I ususally change computers when they are out of order. Maybe shall retry Opera when buying a new one though differences with FF or Chrome are less and less.

  • Hi,
    if it's no longer the main product I'll pass and leave you to it. But I'll come back if they're joined up again, maybe as/via an extension.
    However long Opera has be going I've been there with the Betas and recommending it to my friends. So you know I'm serious if, after all of those years that I very rarely speak up and this has brought me out.
    Ciao for now,
    Ian

    Just an observation: if you were "there" for "however long Opera has been going", then you were there before an eMail client was integrated at version 4 (in October 2000)... and, of course, you'd know that an eMail client wasn't always included in Opera. ;)

  • That's right and why I stuck with it when it was integrated. I originally started to use it because it was small and fast compared with the major offerings. I still have back-ups from those days if you want bona fides. It's interesting that people wouldn't understand;
    1 program that does everything = easy
    2 programs that have to be updated, configured and accessed separately = annoying

    All-in-one is a real point of market differentiation and I'm saying this because I've loved the program until this change.

    I think that chrome has an add-on for the off-line browsing of mail. I'm off to check it out.

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