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  • 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about to complete the process of completing an address book that was without one single error as regards phone numbers (out of date) and Zip Codes.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.

  • 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.

    That very thing happened about 10 years ago with my old ISP (now defunct), who provided its customers with an online eMail service on the ISP's servers. Their system crashed hard, and they eventually restored it from backups - but, unfortunately, their mail wasn't backed up very often, and a lot of users lost a couple of weeks worth of mail plus any contacts they'd added in the interim between the backup and crash. I avoided the impact, simply because I used a local client that daily downloaded my eMail from the ISP's service, and I kept everything well-archived and all the mail/archive files well backed-up. I still do. Storage space is so cheap nowadays that it's just plain foolish not to backup or archive... often!


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

  • En bref : toute notre boite mail envolée..grace à Opera !

    Aucun pitié ! Franchement.

  • [obey the forum rules! Watch your tone, please.]

  • What happened to my photos???? I did not know that my Opera was shut down.

  • Hi Bohan, if "bohan" is the user name, which you used to register your account on my.opera.com, then please have a look here.

  • Every time I read a thread like this with people whining about their lost mail, or lost bookmarks, etc., it reminds me to update my backup. Already eight days since the last one, so thanks for the reminder.

    1. Close Opera
    2. Select the entire profile folder
    3. Deselect anything that doesn't need backing up like the cache folders
    4. Right-click, add to 7-Zip archive
    5. Name with the current date and add a secure password.
    6. Copy archive to DropBox, at least two external USB drives, and a folder on the hard drive for quick restore in case of accidents.

    Automated backup has been on the wish-list for over a decade, but one still needs to jump through these hoops to do it. It's just hard enough that it doesn't get done daily, as it should.

    System wide backup solutions take too long, and are less convenient. You cannot carry an external hard drive in your pocket when you go out in case your PC gets stolen or the house burns down while you're out.

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