Stand alone mail program



  • Is the team still working on a stand alone email program?

    Vivaldi Mail maybe?

    Thank you



  • @g6radio Why still? I've never heard of such plans. You have vivaldi webmail, and at some point this will be integrated in the browser.



  • No, a separate mail app will not come.


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    To be clear, what Vivaldi developers are building (and what I am using as my daily driver for email) is an INTEGRATED email app, built-in to the browser. We are calling it M3. It is not related in any way to Vivaldi's webmail, which is just another web-based service like gmail or anything else.

    M3, if a user activates it and sets up email accounts, opens when one opens the browser, signs in to one's email accounts, and downloads emails to be viewed locally - just like Thunderbird or similar, but actually built-in to the browser so that you can see the email client and a web page at the same time.



  • @g6radio said in Stand alone mail program:

    Is the team still working on a stand alone email program?

    Vivaldi Mail maybe?

    I'm obviously not a Vivaldi developer, but I found I was able to add my Vivaldi email to my Linux email program Thunderbird, and on my Android phone to my "My Mail" app. I can send and receive Vivaldi mail from both my desktop and phone without using the online mail client directly.


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    @WayneB - That's the case with most webmail services. But one must differentiate between a client, a program on your computer which can fetch and store mail from any service or identity/address, and a service, essentially a company elsewhere and available via internet, which provides an identity/address and a limited online storage location for your mail. One lives on your computer (the client) and the other (the service) lives on your provider's servers somewhere else in the world. One (the client) has emails that can be looked at and worked with even if you are not connected to the web, and the other (the service) requires you to be on line to look at emails you have already received.

    I blame the dumbing-down of computers and the web, that people can't understand the differences between these two. I can forgive a confusion between IMAP and POP3 (or even that people don't know that there are such things as IMAP and POP3, much less that they operate differently) but I find it hard to get over that people don't understand that a mail client and a mail service (like the difference between your mail slot/mailbox at your house, and the postal service in your town) are in no way similar.



  • @Ayespy said in Stand alone mail program:

    I can forgive a confusion between IMAP and POP3 (or even that people don't know that there are such things as IMAP and POP3, much less that they operate differently) but I find it hard to get over that people don't understand that a mail client and a mail service (like the difference between your mail slot/mailbox at your house, and the postal service in your town) are in no way similar.

    Well, I have my own POP3 server and get that, but as I get older I tend to just go for simplicity and it works with my email programs - I'm happy! I didn't have to do much to send and receive Vivaldi mail even on my Samsung Galaxy.



  • @Ayespy

    Perfect, that is what i was actually thinking, the team was working on some type of email system like you mention.

    I have vague memories of opera having something similar a few years? ago.? maybe...

    Much appreciate your answer and looking forward to start using M3 when it is available.

    Thank you again



  • @g6radio It was called M2

    You can download the standalone email client to use while you're waiting for M3.


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