HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Computers & Internet » Computer Help and Support (Group) » HELP.....MY Opera email i...

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 12:12 PM

HELP.....MY Opera email is going bye bye..

Last edited Thu Dec 19, 2013, 03:28 PM - Edit history (1)

Sometime back, Frontier, our only dsl provider, stopped providing email service for our home email.
Instead, they contracted with Yahoo to run Frontier customer email, and, not suprisingly, we get tons of spam,not to mention using one of the major NSA sources of spying.
So, I found Opera email which I could configure to come directly into my Thunderbird (Firefox) resident email client.

Now Opera says it is going away.
I want to find another email source, but NOT gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail.

Any suggestions?

10 replies, 2454 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 10 replies Author Time Post
Reply HELP.....MY Opera email is going bye bye.. (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2013 OP
gvstn Dec 2013 #1
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2013 #2
ucrdem Dec 2013 #3
douglas9 Dec 2013 #4
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2013 #6
PowerToThePeople Dec 2013 #5
douglas9 Jan 2014 #7
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2014 #8
TreasonousBastard Jan 2014 #9
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2014 #10

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 11:50 AM

1. I think this one is a bit slow on loading

But I signed up for a gmx.com account when Yahoo Mail changed interfaces. It appears to have a popup where you have to say to go to GMX mail each time you sign in which I don't like. I haven't really used the service but in 2 months I see virtually no spam in my inbox. It might be worth a try to sign up and see how it goes. I haven't tried linking it to Thunderbird so I don't know if that is possible using the iMAP settings in Thunderbird.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to gvstn (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 12:11 PM

2. since I posted I remembered what I needed

is a free POP provider, so that I can have mail downloaded from the provider to my computer inbox.

And I remember the hassle it was ( to me, at least) to set up the POP account, find and use the right port numbers.

sigh..
but, gotta do it, since the only alternative is with Yahoo transmitting the email.

So, will be checking into free mail that offers POP also.

Thought about a low fee service, then remembered how often email services change and/or just go bye bye.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 20, 2013, 12:27 PM

3. Gmail isn't too bad.

You can have your ISP forward incoming mail to your g-mail account, or to one of them, and then you don't have to worry about filling up your ISP mailbox. Not sure about work email though.

MS also provides an ever-changing collection of e-mail programs, some free, some in Office, but yeah sometimes they're a pain to set up. I still haven't gotten the Office 13 version to retrieve my work email, although Mail, the crappy program that comes installed with Win 8, does.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to douglas9 (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 03:48 PM

6. ahhhhhhh...there's a good start..

thanks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:24 PM

5. Do it yourself?

 

Register your own domain and host your own email server? It is not too difficult. Otherwise you are going to need to use some web based service that could hand over your infoz to the NSA.

This one still exists too (I think I had an account in the 90s): http://www.excite.com/

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2014, 01:40 PM

7. Welcome to Vivaldi.net!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to douglas9 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 8, 2014, 03:38 PM

8. Hmmmmmmmmmmm

Will check it out, thanks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 04:09 AM

9. Here's an old discussion talking about how Opera bought Fastmail and...

was using it instead of the outside providers it used in the past:

http://www.w7forums.com/threads/whats-up-with-opera-mail.10395/

But, that was in 2010 and here's another post about how Fastmail employees bought the company back from Opera last year:

http://blog.fastmail.fm/2013/09/25/exciting-news-fastmail-staff-purchase-the-business-from-opera/

The way it should work is that your operamail ID, password, and everything else should still work the way my old Mindspring ID worked through many sales of the business and the way Hotmail addies still work even though it's now Outlook. Why they are being so quiet about this, though, amazes me. And why just drop a bomb saying it's all up to you to make changes and tell the gazillion people, lists, and companies you correspond with instead of transferring your account like they should?

FWIW, my primary mail is with Yahoo (I have another post on that), and my gmail and hotmail accounts are working without any problems. I get some spam on Yahoo, but I get up to a hundred emails a day with maybe up to 5 spams some days. The others I get no spam at all. And I have them all, with a couple of others, downloading to Thunderbird. Except for the one recent problem with Yahoo, which may not be Yahoo's fault, I would have no problem recommending any of the three.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 02:47 PM

10. In a nutshell, I should be able to carry on as before

and the addy should work. Is that what I hear you saying?

come to think of it, when our dsl provider, Frontier, dropped its email service and hosted instead via Yahoo's cloud
2 years ago
I did not change anything. And still get the same frontier email in my Evolution program on home computer.

frontier SAID we should change, and SAID we should create an account on Yahoo. It never told us we could even link any Yahoo ( or any email acocunt) to our home email program.
I got pissed and got Opera, hooked it up to my home email, and left frontier alone, did not do a damn thing,
and the emails still came into that folder as always.
Hmmmmmmmmm.

I was pissed at Frontier for the change, since I did not want to use Yahoo mail, not Hotmail, nor Gmail.
I liked having this lil dinky out of the way hole in the wall dsl/email service.
but I also want a personal addy as well as a "shopping" addy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread