Opera E-mail client has it’s own set of advantages that sets it apart from rest of the e-mail clients, some of the brilliant features being:
1> An e-mail client that handles (POP3/IMAP) which has an integrated messaging client. The beauty of this messaging client is that when ever you have conversation with anyone, it keeps track of the information of people who you’ve had conversation with,
2> In built news reader (NNTP),
3> In built RSS or Atom feed reader,
If you’ve made a shift to use Opera e-mail client or thinking about making a shifting to use Opera e-mail client there is one fact about Opera that you should know, that is Opera does not support importing contacts from other famous and widely used e-mail clients / software like Microsoft Outlook, Outlook express, Google’s Gmail, Yahoo Mail and such.
Manually typing address and other details of contact from one E-mail client to another can be a dreaded task. To simplify and ease this process, you need a third party tool which will save your time by speeding up the process of importing the contacts and coOpera is one such tool.
First, export contacts from your other email clients (Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook express, Yahoo! mail and gmail) in CSV format and save it in a folder on your system. Open the CSV file with coOpera and it will bring up a screen showing the list of your contacts contained in the CSV file. Choose the contacts you would like to be converted to Opera Browser format and export those contacts to a fresh ADR file or a pre-existing ADR file.
Leave the rest to coOpera and it will migrate all personal information about your contacts like E-mail, Phone, Web Site URL and Address automatically.
What otherwise would take hours to accomplish will be finished in matter of seconds. coOpera is free for personal, non-commercial use.
coOpera works on Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista systems and requires Microsoft .NET Framework installed on your computer.
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Mr Pudding says
Opera CAN import contacts from other mail clients, it just doesn’t advertise it very well. Rather than include this option in the generic import/export menu under the ‘file’ menu, they let you opt to import contacts once you get into the ‘import mail’ wizard.
Of course the downside of this, apart from it being hard to find, is that you can’t import contacts by themselves – they come with mail or not at all. But this is no major issue since the majority of cases you’d be doing there would be where you’re shifting over to Opera Mail.