To aid your quest for optimal efficiency on the Web, Opera 10, Opera’s newest Web browser, includes an industry leading e-mail client, Opera Mail. By combining both functions into one product, Opera Mail users benefit from existing Opera browser features such as session restore, which saves your messages if you suddenly lose
connection; Closed Tabs, which allows you to retrieve any deleted e-mails or drafts; and the Spell Checker, a new feature in Opera 10. Opera 10 is completely free and available from http://www.opera.com/.
Top features of Opera Mail
Persistence: All of your e-mails are there even when you are not connected to the Web. Your e-mails are stored right on your hard disk so that you can read and respond anywhere. When you are back online, Opera Mail synchronizes with your e-mail services, keeping you organized and productive.
Low-bandwidth mode: When you travel, you are at the mercy of your Web connection. Avoid the speed bumps by enabling low-bandwidth mode. When activated, Opera Mail fetches only the necessary information that you need to go through your e-mails.
All accounts in one place: The great features of Opera Mail work with all your different e-mail accounts.
Filter spam the smart way: The smart spam filter that comes with Opera Mail not only works in the background to rid you of unwanted e-mails, but also learns from your preferences. Every time you drag and drop into, or out of, the spam filter, it learns more about your preferences and adjusts automatically.
Opera Mail learns from you: Opera Mail incorporates smarter "views" and "filters" in place of traditional folders to organize your messages. These filters can also learn from the way you interact with them.
Get rid of the Inbox: Opera Mail replaces the tired, old Inbox with a view that shows all unread messages. This is a useful way of collecting all messages you have not read. Once you’ve read it, mark it as read and it will disappear from view. Don’t worry, it remains in the Received view for you to access later, and also in any other relevant views or filters. Think of it like an e-mail "to do" list.
Search with speed: Searching through thousands of e-mails used to take time. With Opera Mail, you can quickly retrieve particular messages. Opera Mail has multiple search options to allow you to refine your search as much as you want. Plus, whenever you run a search through your Mail panel, it is automatically saved under the "Searches" filter. Future messages will be sorted through these filters.
What Opera Mail users on My Opera say:
"I really love it – it’s a paradigm shift from the old folders/files metaphor. The search is lovely and the persistence of it is even better. Couldn’t manage an inbox without it these days." – tehdai
"I use it for work mail at home, and it does everything I need it to. It’s fast, efficient, and integrates perfectly with my browser and OS. The threading feature can save hours looking through mails, and the customization options (as with everything Opera) just plain rock!" – dgoemans
"Modern, wide-screen monitors heart Opera Mail! Why? Well, you can use Opera Mail to have your email open in a column down one side of the screen, set up Visual Tabs down the other side of the screen and *still* have room for a normal browser window between them! And why would anybody NOT have their email client right there at their fingertips?!" – Brianlj
"I don’t use Opera Mail. I live in Opera Mail." – Zop