Opera Releases The Final Version Of Opera Mail

By | June 14, 2013 | 18 Comments


Opera Releases The Final Version Of Opera MailForgets that there is no point of using it.

Now here is something that will probably won’t be updated in quite some time (if ever): a final version of Opera Mail for Windows and Mac (sorry, Linux users).

Basically, it’s just Opera 12.x Mail released as a separate client. Why would you even want to use this instead of Opera for Desktop? We don’t really know but someone from Opera must, otherwise, why release it at all?

Anyway, if for one reason or another you have switched to Mail, let us know why.

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  • Foo_bar

    “We don’t really know but someone from Opera must, otherwise, why release it at all?”

    They’ve released it as a standalone program because a mail client will no long be built into Opera as of the next version (the one that will be using Blink).

    • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

      So why not just use Opera 12.x instead as a mail reader, which supports cookies and such?

      • Foo_bar

        I’d wager it’s because they’ll stop supporting 12.x and will instead support the new stand alone mail client. I can see this ending up like Thunderbird where Opera Mail isn’t going to see major changes but will continue to get small tweaks and security fixes.

  • cristianer

    I didn’t use it. So for me it’s ok that there’s no more e-mail client in Opera.

  • http://hector-macias.blogspot.com Hector Macias Ayala

    Most people criticize this out of ignorance, I constinously see all those who never gave it a try state how “bad and useless” it is.

    So far I still prefer it over constantly entering usernames and password in different sites, 2 o 3 clicks and there you go.

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

      What about using the password manager?

      • http://hector-macias.blogspot.com Hector Macias Ayala

        It still means opening a new tab and typing at least some letters of the address, as I said before people didnt even try it, but keep this absurd argument that it has to be deleted, pure BS and nonsense.

        Y check two accounts in two clicks.with that client.

        Only thing faster would be one click to do the whole thing.

        • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

          So of course you don’t know the most used web-mail services let you configure an external account on them to receive and send e-mail…? And you don’t know how to set a Speed Dial entry for the web-mail either…?

          Again you can still do this with a standalone e-mail client, you haven’t cited a reason why having it integrated into the browser is needed.

          Hector please pay attention, the e-mail client wasn’t deleted. The e-mail client didn’t exist in a way to be able to run on top of Chromium, it’d have to be completely remade and there’s no enough market for this “integrated e-mail client” thing to be worth to the devs. In fact it shrinks everyday more because of how web-mail gets better, people check e-mail via mobile devices or use other clients some even included in the OS (OS X Mail, Windows (various) Mail app), etc.

  • Mehran

    They have conquered the browsers’ war 2, now they are willing to dominate another field! (kiddin’!)

  • sebagun

    I use it a lot for RSS feeds, but I’m not sure if I want it now as a separate product.

  • jayjam

    Why would anyone use an email client without a built in browser?

    Uh…

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

      Why would anyone use an email client of any kind to start?
      Seriously, I can imagine some people may need off-line e-mail but 98% of the web is using browsers without integrated e-mail client and they live just fine.

      • TiredOfObnoxiousPeople

        You know, it’s not your thoughts that decide how everyone wants to use e-mail, despite you thinking it.

        I had my Opera setup so that I could get access to the e-mail panel with just a mouse gesture, within two seconds of starting Opera. So within 3 seconds I could already check an e-mail, whilst Opera checked for updates.

        Now I get that you’re presumably an ignorant prick, but please, don’t decide for everyone, that the best and fastest way to check e-mails is to open up your webpage, login, and browse to the inbox.

        I prefer mine this way, the same way I realise, a lot of people are content with their logins and page loading. If I were to whine about everyone not using Opera in-built mail, because “I” think it would be faster for everyone, I should rather just shut up, just like you couldn’t think of doing.

        • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

          Pin the new Opera Mail standalone client in the task bar. Turn on your PC and click both Opera and Opera Mail icons. There you go, less than 3 seconds (a click) and you have your e-mail.

          Keyboard shortcuts: Windows + position in the task bar, custom keyboard shortcut Windows allow you to set to the shortcut in its proprieties or AutoHotkey.

          Please note I’m only showing the fact the rewrite of M2 into the new Opera would be a waste of resources. I’m not “against” people that like the integrated e-mail client but the great majority can’t justify why it’s better integrated (not to say they can’t justify the need to use a client over web-mail to start).

      • http://hector-macias.blogspot.com Hector Macias Ayala

        “Why would anyone use an e-mail client of any kind to start?”

        To save time, I dont give a shit about any new stupid BS webservice UI. I just need to read my mails, no username/password everytime, thats annoying.

        • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

          Welcome to the wonderful world of “remember me” cookie / password manager.

      • jayjam

        > Why would anyone use an e-mail client of any kind to start?

        Not sure if trolling.

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