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Incoming Properties for Email Accounts in Opera Mail (M2)

General email account properties in Opera Mail (M2)Opera Mail's email account properties are as user-friendly to configure as setting up your email account. M2 divides your email accounts properties (or "settings") in four tabs: General, Servers, Incoming, and Outgoing. This tutorial covers your email account's Incoming properties.

Manage and configure your email accounts in Opera Mail (M2)To view or configure your email account's properties in Opera Mail, go to Tools > Mail and chat accounts.

From the Manage accounts dialog that opens, select the email account whose settings you want to configure, and click Edit.

Alternatively, double-click the email account in the Manage Accounts dialog to open Account Properties, or hit Enter while it is selected.

Email Accounts' Incoming Properties in Opera Mail

Click on the Incoming tab in Opera Mail's Account Properties dialog. The settings under Incoming do not affect the incoming server itself (covered under Servers properties), but rather the way incoming emails are handled before they downloaded in Opera Mail.

General properties for email accounts in Opera Mail

Incoming Mail Handling in Opera Mail

The first four options determine how Opera Mail will handle your emails when they are downloaded, and the way it interacts with the mail server.

New email downloads handling options in Opera Mail

Checking for New Emails in Opera Mail

Opera Mail can check for new emails on the server either automatically, or manually.

Manually and automatically checking for new emails in Opera MailIn this screenshot, Opera Mail will check for new emails on the selected account every five minutes, automatically. Check for new messages every #minutes is ticked, and a valid interval is entered.

Manually checking for new emails in Opera MailThe checkbox Include this account when checking manually is ticked as well, instructing M2 to also check for new emails on the server. The decision to check manually or automatically for new emails depends on personal factors and preferences: in "normal" circumstances, having Opera Mail automatically check on the server for new mail is more convenient.

New Email Notification Sounds in Opera Mail

By default, Opera Mail does not play a sound when new emails have downloaded; Opera's behavior is independent from your operating system's settings. Configuring the sound for new emails in Opera Mail A custom "new email notification" soundIt is however simple to make Opera Mail play a sound file of your choice: tick the Play sound when new messages arrive checkbox, and pick a sound file. Click the Choose button and pick a wav file.

Making Opera Mail Use Windows' New Mail Notification Sounds

Receiving new emails in Opera MailIf you like using the same sound for new emails arriving across email applications, you can make Opera Mail use the same new email sounds as Windows.

You will hear the sound play once emails have been downloaded, and still get Opera Mail's visual cues.

Windows XP's default New Mail Notification sound is "Windows XP Notify.wav"; in Windows Vista, the New Mail Notification sound is "Windows Notify.wav". For both Windows XP and Windows Vista, the new mail sound file is inside the "C:\Windows\Media\" folder.

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