Mail Client Wish List.



  • I'm very much looking forward to the integrated Mail Client. Not much has been announced but this is what I would like to see. 1. Hopefully all the features in Opera Mail or what was M2 in Opera 12.15 return. 2. The ability to import Opera Mail data. 3. A Calendaring function.



  • calender, why?

    i have 1000s of mbs files.
    an option when importing old opera mail database to merge them into a monthly mbs would be great.
    configurable columns, drag and drop style.



  • @ThShdw:

    I'm very much looking forward to the integrated Mail Client. Not much has been announced but this is what I would like to see.

    1. Hopefully all the features in Opera Mail or what was M2 in Opera 12.15 return.
    2. The ability to import Opera Mail data.
    3. A Calendaring function.

    All that and more…

    4. Copy & Paste of images in the email
    (now with Opera Mail you must save the image somewhere and then import it: we are in 21st century!!!)
    5. Tables (example, when I paste an Excel selection)
    6. Copy & Paste: being able to copy as Html, Plain Text or some other format (like Office does)
    7. Import Opera Mail Accounts settings and all email attached to them (filters and so on)
    8. Imports RSS Feeds



  • @schreck:

    calender, why?

    When I get a calendar invite I want to see my schedule of events / tasks in the same app thats in the browser.
    Long ago Opera had a widgets team and they were working on something like this called oOrganizer.
    This widget was a calendar that could sync to your google cal and it featured growl alerts. Something like this but built into the client would be great.



  • I' believe the main Mail request should be

    TO HAVE HIGH PRIORITY ON MAIL CLIENT DEVELOPMENT !!!

    The fact is that, in a way or another, we have some browser alternatives, Otter, Opium, Qupzilla, Fifth Browser, even Firefox (if "Operized" with a bunch of extensions) but we have almost zero alternatives to Opera Mail.

    The only one I know is simplemail for firefox, which is not even close to what operamail offered.

    So, please Jon, please Vivaldi team, I can live with some browser glitches and/or missing features, but integrated mail client is litterally oxygen, let me breath again.

    I'm sure I'm not alone on this request… ;)



  • No, you are not alone B)

    And to the vivaldi team - dont hesitate to release it even if its buggy or simple as hell…..



  • "Simple as hell" (in terms of UI) is actually an advantage as far as I'm concerned. And yes, Solutor, that makes at least 3 of us (I'm sure there are many more). :)

    Add the mail client and you've got me. It's that simple.

    The feature I like(d) most in Opera Mail is the automatic grouping of emails for mailing lists, etc. That's a little bit of "artificial intelligence" that is incredibly convenient for me as a user.



  • I echo the comments above.

    If the new Mail Client is s replica of M2 then great. I have had to ditch M2 on Windows 8 as the scrolling is impossible. I seem to use a different mail client each day as none of them come close to the old M2.

    One feature I would dearly love when composing or replying the ability to insert formatted text.

    Keep up the good work. I've never really got excited about software etc, but finding Vivaldi has just changed all that :cheer:


  • Moderator

    YES, YES, YES to all three

    (same functionality as M2, ability to import, calendar.) I am especially interested in a calendar and contacts I can sync with Google. Then I can dump other apps I have to deal with now, for functionality that resides in my one productivity suite, Vivaldi.


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    If SimpleMail were any good, I'd probably have settled into FireFox by now. I am DYING to have a good email client in my browser again - one that I can see persistently in a panel on the side.



  • @schreck:

    calender, why?

    an option when importing old opera mail database to merge them into a monthly mbs would be great.

    Ironic, then, that that's exactly what M2 used to do in its early days in Opera… :lol:

    I believe they switched to individual files since some virus-scanners were interfering and corrupting large chunks of the mail database or something. In any case, from an efficiency and usability point of view (e.g. importing) I agree that larger monthly files make a lot more sense. Certainly better than the HUGE files my wife's mail is occupying in Thunderbird... Every backup I make means replacing several multi-gigabyte files with very similar, but not quite the same, multi-gigabyte files. :S



  • Wishlist: all of the above, plus PGP encryption.
    Importing all my neatly organized emails from Opera would mean a lot.

    I also wish for a calender, but not within the email-client. As I need my calender not only when writing emails, but also when browsing (looking up concert dates, booking trips, ….), it should be a separate option in the sidebar, in webdav/caldav format, and it should web-sync between my devices.



  • I badly miss [optional] vim editing capabilities in Opera M2 compose window.



  • M2 … but with more import-features: Import adresses from other Mailclients (like Thunderbird, Outlook etc. ... to replace them ;-))



  • Yup, client like M2 is crucial. All its capabilities and ability to work in browser panel are one of a kind. Would be nice to give it some nicer name though. I'm for calling it Harmony (then browser + email client = Vivaldi Harmony Suite - sounds nice ;) and it actually says how both of them cooperate )


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    My primary wish for Vivaldi email client is that it appear.

    I'm getting an ulcer waiting.



  • Assuming you guys integrate newsfeeds as well (so I suppose this would count as a mail client wish) I always wanted Opera to synchronise my newsfeed reading across my various machines!

    It can't be too difficult - since it just means sharing the last read article id/time (and the actual feed addresses are synchronised).

    It would save me having to scan through hundreds of articles when I switch from desktop to laptop… and would be nice to find my (synchronised) feeds in a future mobile version too... ;)


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    In designing the mail client, an item which should receive primary consideration is the stability, "re-buildability" and searchability of the mail database(s)

    The reason I migrated my wife to Opera's M2 initially was that EVERY other email client she tried to use suffered from eventual corruption of mail databases, and often there was no way to rebuild/re-index them. She handles a positively staggering amount of email daily, coming in from national and international organizations dealing with pet rescue and adoption. Her old email, in folders or folder "views" is her filing system. She has over a half million emails on file and receives between a few hundred and a couple thousand emails a day, most of which are deleted the same day, thankfully. But the stablest and most reliable client she has ever used was Opera's M2. There was SOMETHING about how those databases were build and indexed that made them more bullet-proof than the garden-variety email database.

    Please keep this in mind when designing the Vivaldi email client.



  • My wishes for the email client are these:

    • IMAP support (most important!)

    • SPTP with different options for authentication (Login-before-Send, ASMTP, …)

    • email storage that has not to be tidied up manually by deleting cache files when using IMAP (that was cruical on Opera!)

    • address book with import and export of contacts (vcf, Thunderbird, ...)

    • maybe address book that can be synched with commonly used services (Gmail, Hotmail, LDAP, Outlook, ...?)

    • import (maybe also export?) of mail folders like they're used in Thunderbird

    • option to show the source code of HTML emails

    • option to show the complete mail header (oh, that is not in every email client!)

    • option to save all attachments at once

    • option to view the text version of a multipart email

    • maybe realtime checking of email domain (DNS / MX Record) when entered an email address

    • offline mode (not for IMAP, of course)



  • @DatLicht:

    My wishes for the email client are these:

    • IMAP support (most important!)
      (…)
    • offline mode (not for IMAP, of course)

    +1
    I especially miss the option to save all attachments at once.


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