How to Take Opera Mail Backup Manually?

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Summary: Opera Mail contains a lot of sensitive information, but this information is not secured completely. There is a possibility that the data may be lost or deleted and can never be retrieved if we do not take the backup. This article describes how to take Opera Mail Backup Manually or with the help of SysInfo Opera email backup software.

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How Does Opera Mail Execute Their Work?

Opera Mail is a free email client and news client developed by Opera Software. It is also known as M2. When Opera version 15, released in 2013, Opera Mail got separated and not be bundled with the Opera web browser anymore. 1.0 is the latest version of Opera Mail for both OS X and Windows.

It is a trustable and efficient program that helps users to manage multiple email accounts at a time. It also stores an offline backup of your messages and avoids the need to open multiple browser tabs.

Key Features of Opera Mail

  • Manage Mailbox emails most efficiently.
  • It is a free web-based email client and manages a load of your mailing lists quickly.
  • Free of costs for the users and includes an attractive GUI.
  • Compatible with various feeds like web feeds, news feeds, etc.
  • It offers several integrated protections with proven capabilities.
  • Fast and responsive response while users work with it.
  • Able to filter phishing or suspicious emails, either automated or manual.
  • Using this, you can also manage your contact details perfectly.

Where does Opera Mail Store Messages?

Opera Mail uses a particular database that stores an index of all mail and sorts the email’s message automatically into different “views” or access points. It has an inbuilt ability to categorize the message into indexes automatically. Further, because of this feature, users can access the data instantly.

Steps to check the location of the Mailbox file:

By Default location of mailbox file: C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Opera Mail\Opera Mail\mail

  • First of all, click on the Help and opt with About Opera Mail.
  • Now, go to the Mail directory, and copy the path of it.
  • Then open this path in your file explorer.
  • Finally, you have an option to save data of all email accounts in .mbs files.

How to Take Opera Mail Backup Manually?

In order to download emails from Opera Mail, it entirely depends upon whether you will work with Opera browser or as a standalone app. The new Opera Mail program is independent of the web browser, and you can easily take Opera Mail Backup by performing the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Run Opera Mail and click on the icon of Opera Mail present at the top-left-hand side.
  2. Here, select Help and opt with the About Opera Mail from the drop-down.
  3. At the About Opera Mail wizard, go to the Paths category to view several paths.
  4. Now, go through with the Mail directory path, and right-click on it. Select Copy the pop-up.
  5. Then, you have to move on the Windows Explorer and paste the copied Mail directory path in the address bar.
  6. Also, have an option to select the Mail folder and copy it in the Opera Mail Directory.
  7. Finally, paste the mail folder at any other folder or location. Mainly, it will be a backup for your Opera mailbox data.

The manual procedure to save Opera Mail is only for a single account and minimum data. If you want to back up a large amount of Opera mail account data, then doing it manually is not a feasible choice. You can use the SysInfo Opera Mail Backup solution that helps you to take Opera Mail backup into PDF, PST, DOC formats. Check out the video listed here:

Final Words

The above method is reliable to take Opera Mail backup manually., only if there are a few emails with attachments. Otherwise, this way is time-consuming and has many limitations. Use professional software and make the backup work much simpler.

FAQ – How to Backup Opera Mail Messages Individually?

Follow the steps below to save individual emails from Opera Mail:

  • Start the Opera Mail and open the folder from where you want to save the email.
  • Now, select the individual email and go to the “File” option.
  • Here, choose the Save As(Ctrl+S) option from the menu.
  • At last, the chosen file is exported to the .mbs file successfully.

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