Configure an Email Account in Opera

Tutorials / How To's > Configuring Email Clients
This tutorial assumes that you've already created your new email account in your web hosting, typically through your hosting control panel. Now let’s learn how to setup that new email account in Opera.
  1. Start by clicking the Tools > Mail and chat accounts.
  2. Click Yes to create a new email account.
  3. Click the Regular email (POP) link.
  4. Enter the Real Name as you would like it to appear in the From field of outgoing emails, Email Address and Organization. Then click Next.
  5. Now enter the email username as provided to you by your hosting provider. This may be the entire email address or just the username prefix.
  6. Then enter you email password. Click Next.
  7. Now you have to enter your Incoming (POP3) and Outgoing (SMTP) server names. These server names will have been provided to you in your welcome email and often times are simply They were automatically inserted into their fields correctly, so we do not have to alter them.
  8. Uncheck the Leave messages on server box if you do not want your messages left on your hosting server after you download them.
  9. Click Finish to exit the Account Wizard.
  10. The email account has been setup but there’s one more step. Click Tools > Mail and chat accounts.
  11. Select the account we just setup the click Edit.
  12. Click the Servers tab then scroll down. Make sure the Outgoing SMTP Server Authentication setting is set to Auto. This means that Opera will login to your mail server even when sending emails (not just receiving), ensuring that you are the only one that can send emails from your account.
  13. Most SMTP servers use the same username and password as the incoming (POP3) server, so enter then again.
  14. Click OK when finished then click Close to exit setup.
  15. That’s it! We’ve successfully setup an email account, and can now start sending and receiving emails to and from that account in Opera.
  16. Remember that you also have to create that email address in your hosting account before it will work.