The latest version of new Opera browser Opera Next for Windows and Mac is out, and a change that has come along the latest release is the removal of the integrated email client M2, which is being offered as a separate product called Opera Mail.
Today there are more email clients for Windows than ever before to help you manage your emails better hence, the separation of Opera mail from the browser for better email management. The updated email client now boasts a clean and attractive interface. Even the layout appears dead simple.
Opera mail for Windows
Mail Panel & Views
Mail Panel gives you easy access to all your mail and news, and allows you to quickly read and send messages. It displays a set of default “views” to help you access your messages more efficiently.
Towards the right-hand side you can find message summaries for the selected view, such as Unread
Main menu options for Opera Mail.
Mail — It allows you to perform common actions, such as reading or composing mail, viewing labels, or toggling low bandwidth mode. The mode attempts to use as little bandwidth as possible when enabled.
For instance, when you enable this feature, Opera Mail will simply synchronize new messages and will not fetch attachments unless requested by you. This mode might prove handy for users while using Internet connection with bandwidth limitations.
Mail and Chat Accounts — This is used to change settings for your Opera Mail accounts, and create new types of accounts.
Settings for the view
The icon allows you to manage the message list of each view by changing how they are sorted, or showing specific types of messages.
The toolbar shows buttons for common messaging actions, such as composing a message, replying, and more. The tools and features aim make writing and sending messages simple and quick.
When you view a message from someone, use the toolbar above to quickly reply, forward, redirect, mark as read or spam, delete, or label the message. Simply select Compose from the Mail panel to compose a message, Opera Mail saves it automatically in the Drafts view.
After you send the message, it moves from the Drafts view to the Sent view. If you decide not to send the message, delete the draft by selecting Delete Draft on the Mail toolbar.
Compose message offline
Another feature is compose message Offline. To read and compose messages offline: Select Settings > Work offline. While offline, replies and sent messages remain queued in the Outbox view. When you are next online in Opera or if the disrupted internet connection is restored, select Check/Send in the Mail panel. Later, select Send queued to send replies and retrieve messages.
There’s also a ‘Quick reply’ option available for brief, chat-like correspondence.To use the Quick Reply field, click the ‘Default Mail Settings icon’ shown as a wrench, at the top-right of the message view. Then, check ‘Show Quick Reply’ box.
Thereafter, type a short reply in the Quick Reply field at the bottom of the Mail window and click the Quick Reply button to send it. The original message is quoted in the reply, with your reply added underneath.
RSS Feeds Integration
Another smart feature is Opera’s integration of RSS feeds in the email interface. The RSS Feeds integration makes it convenient to browse news sites and blogs without having to open another application or a website.
In all, Opera Mail for Windows includes a powerful collection of integrated options for organizing messages however, there are no message templates, nor text snippets to speed up the writing process. Go get it here.
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