Opera Mail, Rising From Its Grave

Earlier today, while I was browsing Opera’s website, I suddenly had a revelation – Opera Mail is not dead! Sure, it was removed from the browser since version 15, but – fortunately – that doesn’t mean it’s dead, it has just been reborn as a standalone application, available only for the Windows platform at this time. Hopefully, they’ll release it for Mac and Linux as well, but since I’m using mainly Windows, I decided to take it for a spin…

Opera Mail for Windows Standalone Mail Client

Opera Mail client on Windows 7


Since I do everything I can to avoid filling my SSD with junk files, I grabbed a portable copy of Opera Mail from PortableApps, of course, then I did what was natural – installed it on my HDD. Even this way, I must confess it works like a charm. Sure, it’s still a fresh install, but it already grabbed a few thousand emails without breaking a sweat.

Unfortunately, there aren’t any skins/themes or extensions to enrich your Opera Mail user experience, so if you’re already hooked to Thunderbird, then stay with it – at least for now. On the other hand, if you’re still stuck inside your Web browser, whatever that browser may be, you really have to check Opera Mail – it’s free for personal and business use, lightweight and customizable enough, looks and feels like home, no matter if you used it back in the days when it was a part of the Opera Browser or not, so… I have to go, there are a bunch of emails waiting for my attention! 😉

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