... or simply tell Avast not to scan incoming mails as Opera does not execute anything in mails. Checking the folder where opera stores the mails should suffice.
I personally consider the behavior of those scanners to intercept the connection without showing me the real certificate or allowing me to check from inside of the mail program harmful. I want to be able to check the certs and I want to see immediate warnings and hints because I want to be able to react.
Funny side note:
Some time ago I've got a mail from a person who sent the source code of a web page as text inside of the plain text body, with the warning that it contains some hijacker/trojan code and if I could have a look at it. Indeed it contained some heavy obfuscated evil code. At that time Avast didn't know the hijacker/trojan, but later, when they caught up, it always complained about the stored but in its form harmless mail because it sees the hijacker/trojan code in the text but does not recognize that it is harmless, while it is stored as mbs - at least as long as nobody gets the idea to deliberately make it executable, which I for sure wont