I have just installed the latest version of Opera, and heartily recommend it to PCA forum members.
I have always liked Opera because of its built-in email. No need to load a separate program whilst on-line. The email client has some great new features that really impress.
1. Importing my email from Opra 6 was a dream, at least it was the 2nd time around. The first time I created new accounts and then imported, ending up like Noah, with two of everything. Everything imported seamlessly ? settings, contacts, and messages. Importing bookmarks (favourites) was equally smooth, but that is another story.
2. The email client has three panes: the one on the left lists my contacts, the top one on the right lists messages to and from the selected contact, and the bottom pane on the right shows the selected message. So my entire correspondence with that contact is neatly grouped together. No more searching to find out what I said last time.
3. If I select Mail, Sent in the left pane, the top right pane allows me to sort my sent mail by recepient's name, subject, date, or size. Both, (or all) of my email accounts are included, so whichever email address I used, the messages are grouped logically in the way that I choose. Similarly if I select Mail, Received.
4. Outbox, drafts, and trash folders are much as one would expect, and there is another one called Spam, where suspect mails are automatically dumped. One can also add one's own filters.
5. I can add labels to my messages to mark them as important, todo, mail back, call back, meeting, funny, or valuable.
These are some of the most striking new features in Opera email client that make my work more effecient and so more enjoyable. Why not try Opera7 yourself? It is free and easy to install. There is a vibrant Opera Forum to help you adjust, if you should have any problems.
I wonder how long it will be before Unicode becomes the de facto standard? It has been around for a long time, and is clearly far superior to ASCII or ANSI systems. I need it for my work, but find that it is not very well supported at all. I can post Unicode characters on MSN groups if I use the dreaded IE, but not with Opera. I haven't tried the latest version there yet though.
Your Trademark displays in the message title as I type it.