August 2013 seems to be mail client month. I think I’ve looked at three in the past few weeks. That should tell you how important mail clients still are in the computing world. Email isn’t going the way of the dodo, and having a good app to get, organize and read mail is important, especially if you aren’t into Outlook. That’s one of the big reasons why you might be interested in looking long and hard at Opera Mail. It’s an email client for Windows.
Opera Mail is a cool way to check mail. Its elegant tabs allow you to view multiple messages at once and navigate between them with ease. Messages can be grouped into threads which help you organize your mail. You can keep up with the context of any mail thread, and quickly view previous messages in the conversation.
Opera Mail also supports labels. They allow you to sort your messages quickly. All of these organizational tools allow you to take control of your inbox and set simple rules to sort mail automatically.
Opera Mail’s also has a built-in RSS feed reader provides automatic notification of updates to your favorite websites. In the absence of Google Reader, having the ability in Opera Mail isn’t bad, and gives you a decent way of finding and organizing RSS data in a way that’s easy to read.
Opera Mail is a decent application. Its easy to use and goes a long way to helping you organize your inbox and mail accounts. The biggest issue with it, however, is that it doesn’t handle calendar data. It may handle contacts within the app, but this is not a full PIM app. Its unfortunate, as it would have been a much better app with that level of support.