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Please return me my mail!

  • Well, i did not lose anything but i think the way that opera closed this service was not very professionell.

    I already wondered last year that they sent the notification only to my secondary email and not to the @myopera one, i think it was forseeable that this would keep some people out.

    And its surely not a big thing to sent a second email...

  • Indeed, the TOS states that Opera had "the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. User agrees that Opera shall not be liable to User or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Services." But just because something can be done does not mean it should be done... nor does it define how it ought to be done.

    I believe most users of My Opera Mail did so based on trust that Opera would "do the right thing" if it ever had reason to shut down the service. And, while this is only my opinion, I believe most users using common sense would consider the "right thing" to include directly notifying/messaging the accounts being closed. Putting out press releases, making statements on its websites, and sending eMails to separate eAddresses that might or might not be current any longer does not directly inform the affected accounts.

    Frankly, it strikes me as a major oversight not to directly message an eMail account, paid or free, that a site operator intends to close. In the business world, that's known as building and maintaining "goodwill" with the customer. In the non-business world, it would be called common courtesy.

  • I just can't sync my speed dial from my laptop to my work computer, what's wrong? I tried a lot of times, and it's very emergency, please contact me, serious!

  • As leocg said, they did send an email. I am sure that I also received it, but I don't keep any email unless it's important. If it needs action, I take action, then I delete it. Electrons are inherently unstable — if you need some semi-permanent record, print it out. Buddhists carve the really important stuff on stone tablets.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World's_largest_book

  • I DID receive an email that MyOpera would be shutting down. When I responded to that email by going to the MyOpera site it was "there" that I read the entire notice and learned that blogs, forums, photo albums and email would be dismantled and that I had five months to act. I'm not sure why I received this email, Pesala received it, Leo received it but other are claiming otherwise. It's all very odd but in my own case I cannot fault Opera in the least.

  • Did you receive this mail to your myopera email address ?
    I think the point was that the mail was send to the address you used to register at myopera.

  • i need my opera mail account back...coz i used to link many of important accounts to it...or if you can please let me forward those inboxed mails to another e-mail a/c.

  • I will not be using any part of Opera again

  • I didn't read news about closing and didn't even expect of this.

    I just clicked on my opera blog and i realized it was closed forever?

    I never run my blog public, it was private, but i saved there some important LIST, i didn't save anywhere else, i want just to back and copy to word doc all my files, simple list, please give me my blog back for 10 minutes, it's very important for me to back my information.

  • Who is moderator whom i can write? I need it please, where is email of support? WHERE?

  • This is ho[peless.......

  • why? I kept there my info, why it was erased?

  • Opera browser does not use any of these things that!!!!!
    I'm from Iran, I migrated to Chrome browser

  • For one moment I thought I wasn't able to post a comment. I can't say I was a heavy user of Opera particularly the mail element. Having said that I had just set Opera as my search provider and was about to complete the process of completing an address book that was without one single error as regards phone numbers (out of date) and Zip Codes.

    I can read my e-mails and will now copy them for historical purposes. I can see no reason why this shouldn't be possible although validity in a court or domestic argument may prove rather pointless.

    I received NO WARNING about the end of Opera Mail. I had no idea it was even in the wind and I'm surprised that I didn't read about it elsewhere. Where was all the gloating?

    Establishing Opera as my search provider had followed yet another article I had read concerning just how good a search provider it is and unlike Chrome and Firefox consumed so much less of memory and download capacity for those who have limitations.

    I'm pleased the world hadn't ended for me. If this were to happen to other mail clients, I'd be screwed but at least they would have warned me. This is worrying and now must question if I should dump it for my search activities.

    I REPEAT, I HAD NO WARNINGS AND I KEEP EVERYTHING!!

  • I DID receive an email that MyOpera would be shutting down. When I responded to that email by going to the MyOpera site it was "there" that I read the entire notice and learned that blogs, forums, photo albums and email would be dismantled and that I had five months to act. I'm not sure why I received this email, Pesala received it, Leo received it but other are claiming otherwise. It's all very odd but in my own case I cannot fault Opera in the least.

    Is it hard to understand, that we talk about people who used @myopera.com as their first mail adress and used the in-box login or a client ? It's Operas fault that they don't mailed to the MyOperaMail adresses and many people never had a clue about the shutdown.

  • Is it hard to understand, that we talk about people who used @myopera.com as their first mail adress and used the in-box login or a client ? It's Operas fault that they don't mailed to the MyOperaMail adresses and many people never had a clue about the shutdown.

    Hmm, what if you had to recover your password or receive amny other info in your e-mail address connected to your My Opera account?

    If you have an account anywhere and its important for you, the associated e-mail should be not only valid but active and checked with some frequency.Also the info should be backed up.

    I can agree that Opera should help if possible, but people should not blame the others for their own mistakes.

  • You guys didn't hear that Opera became a joke and lost everything that once made it special? Don't expect them to do anything these days but take away services and features you liked in the past.

  • If you have an account anywhere and its important for you, the associated e-mail should be not only valid but active and checked with some frequency.Also the info should be backed up.
    I can agree that Opera should help if possible, but people should not blame the others for their own mistakes.

    While I completely agree with you that people should backup their important data and keep their "reference" eAddy current, I have to wonder how many users of any online eMail service ever do any of that? Certainly those of us who download messages into a local client are more likely to avoid total loss if we do even rudimentary imaging or backups, but based on forum comments at Opera and many other places, those who ever download mail are decidedly few, and I've yet to see any comments about auto-backing-up their online mail somewhere into the cloud. All of which means there are very large numbers of folks using online webmail, storing messages and contacts there, and never backing up anything... which sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

    The My Opera Mail situation for some unfortunate users seems to represent a microcosm of what will eventually happen to vast numbers of users if/when some really major service like Hotmail or Gmail ever goes down.


    OS: Win 7-64 SP1 -- Web Browsers: Opera 12.14u, 11.52; Firefox 27; Qupzilla 1.4.2; IE8

  • All of which means there are very large numbers of folks using online webmail, storing messages and contacts there, and never backing up anything... which sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

    I was about to propose a question regarding this. Many of those free e-mail services don't do backups or, when do, do it not very often or in a limited way.

    So, a "simple" hardware crash or a database error could lead to hundreds, maybe thousands of people losing their (important) info.

  • One question, just for curiosity: if instead of have been shutdown, My Opera had a hardware crash that had led to the loss of user's accounts and/or data, what would you do?

    I don't know if it was the case for My Opera but you should have in mind that many of those free online services don't do regular backups, so your info on they can be constantly in risk.

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