Opera Mail launches as dedicated desktop email client

Dave LeClair

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Opera's recent transition to to Chromium and Blink resulted in the underdog web browser losing its integrated email client. Although longtime users may see that as a step in the wrong direction, today the Norweigan company is offering a standalone...

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Well I like opera, but I hate the fact that it can not be set as a default email client in windows 8. Shame on windows for not allowing it to be used.
 

Julio Franco

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Unlike previous commenters I believe Opera does stand a chance, even though it's late to the second (or third, or fourth) wave of email desktop clients. It should be somewhat easier competing here than against Chrome and IE in the browser world.
 
Unlike previous commenters I believe Opera does stand a chance, even though it's late to the second (or third, or fourth) wave of email desktop clients. It should be somewhat easier competing here than against Chrome and IE in the browser world.

How do you make it a default email client in Win 8?
 

Jad Chaar

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Unlike previous commenters I believe Opera does stand a chance, even though it's late to the second (or third, or fourth) wave of email desktop clients. It should be somewhat easier competing here than against Chrome and IE in the browser world.

Well, the interface is just like any other email client, just like Thunderbird. It doesnt really bring anything new to the table.

After using Opera Mail for a few more hours, I actually appreciate it more. The feed reader isnt that great though, I will stick with Feedly for that.
 

cliffordcooley

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Forgive me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Opera Mail designed based on the loss of Email support within the latest browser redesign? In other words it brings nothing new, because its an old browser separated into an independent new browser and email client.
 

ypsylon

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Opera[Mail] ceased to exist at version 12.xx. Relating to Opera with regard to something that isn't Opera anymore is ludicrous. In Norway office they should have big banner: We sold our souls for Google money.

As for using web based email. Haha, never ever. The Bat FTW. Used Opera (and still do 12.14) for ages but never liked internal e-mail client.