Some of the new stuff
By Johan Borgborg. Thursday, September 8, 2011 10:02:00 AM
One very useful but somewhat hidden addition is push notifications of new messages. If you keep your Inbox open, new messages will arrive without the need to manually refresh the page.
Another not so visible addition is improvements to localization: We are now able to not only translate the desktop AJAX interface to different languages, but also the mobile version for Opera Mini users. Few languages are translated at this point, but if you speak Hungarian you can go into your settings screen and try it out! When you visit mail.opera.com for the first time we will detect the language choice of your browser (HTTP Accept-Language) and set your initial preference based on that.
The settings to add and rename folders has been there for a while, but unlike the early days, now you can actually (well, mostly, rearranging folders is under development) use it too
Then we will soon have a new feature that is mobile-only for now, but on the way also to desktop (you can play with the preferences screen for it already), the ability to fetch other POP3 mailboxes into your My Opera Mail account and get all your mail in one place. It's really easy to use, just enter your other e-mail address and your password and we will do our best to sort out the rest. Just be aware that if your other Inbox is very big this will take some time.. We intend to improve upon this by only fetching the last 100 messages or so the first time you connect.
And about the mobile version: We have updated the user interface quite a few places and we feel it has become quite solid. Did I mention you should get Opera Mini and try it out there?