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This article was published on April 7, 2011

    Opera launches slick new email service, integrates Fastmail.fm features

    Opera launches slick new email service, integrates Fastmail.fm features
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    Opera Software has launched a new email service for My Opera, Opera Link and Opera Unite account holders, delivering a new AJAX interface that includes many features from the company’s acquisition of web-based email provider Fastmail.fm.

    As of today, all My Opera accounts now have an @myopera.com email address, allowing users to access the new mail service located at https://mail.opera.com. Users simply have to log in with the same username and password they use for their Opera accounts and they will be granted access to the email service, currently in Beta.

    By design, the Opera team has enabled fast and efficient access to its email service via its mobile and tablet browsers, delivering a dedicated mobile interface, a tablet interface with big accessible buttons or a desktop computer by way of “extensive keyboard shortcuts”.

    Similar to Gmail, Opera’s Mail service combines email conversations, grouping messages in a thread inside a single page. The feature is supported across folders on Opera’s Cyrus IMAP servers, keeping the web service quick and nimble.

    If you already hold a My Opera account, you can access your the Opera Mail service by visiting https://mail.opera.com/, if you do not, you can use the same link to sign up for an account.