Why is there work on an email system at all ?
Who would use @vivaldi when there's gmail, yahoo and the likes that absolutely everyone uses ? Or do I have it wrong and it's an in-built mail client like Mail app on Windows ? I don't see the use for it too since it'll just slow down the browser if non stop sync is used which is a must really. I just don't see the logic in investing so much resources into a mail client when one can just open another tab in the browser and open gmail for instance.
Who would use @vivaldi when there's gmail, yahoo and the likes that absolutely everyone uses ?
Because some users want to have a mail client with more features than these smartphone apps or webmail from G or Y etc.
@Deranox It's a built-in client.
Some of us like to keep permanent local copies of our mail, and some of us must have them for business and legal reasons, so a webmail service is not a feasible alternative.
You might as well ask why people want their own cars, when there's taxis, buses and trains. They are just an unneeded expense for maintenance, fuel and insurance - yeah?
And no, it doesn't slow down the browser.
@Gwen-Dragon I doubt it will have more features than gmail. I really, really do. It's the most robust client out there whether we like it or not. Downvote me if you will, that's the way I see it.
@Deranox You are free to continue using solely gmail, but nothing you say will change anything.
@Deranox I am not interested in any a email system.
I use stronger mail clients like Thunderbird and The Bat!
Downvote me if you will, that's the way I see it.
Really? Strange request, that you want to be down-voted by me. Crazy.
@Deranox No, not 'absolutely everyone' uses 'gmail, yahoo, and the likes'... just as not everyone connects online using a mobile device and not everyone has a Facebook or Twitter presence. There are a multitude of online activities that need different online tools to optimally or efficiently perform them, so not everyone will follow the same technical paths in supporting their activities. Just because you can't see the logic (or use) in it doesn't mean the logic (or use) doesn't exist.
A web browser is actually a multi-purpose tool to access the Internet, and there are sound reasons why some (but certainly not all) users will find it highly useful to have an actual eMail client built into a browser, just as some (but certainly not all) users will find it highly useful to have multiple or stacked tab features built into a browser. The object with Vivaldi is to design a browser that provides multiple non-interfering options that users can configure and tweak to optimally achieve their own individual online objectives.
@Deranox: GMail is not a client. It's a service. You can't compare them.