When comparing Mail Pilot vs Opera Mail, the Slant community recommends Opera Mail for most people. In the question“What are the best e-mail clients for macOS?” Opera Mail is ranked 8th while Mail Pilot is ranked 19th.
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Pro Good security features
There are options to display URLs you get in emails, or to disable pictures by default if you are afraid of getting malicious data from suspicious emails.
Pro Doubles as a to-do application
Mail Pilot turns emails into tasks. It has a built-in system of setting reminders and collecting emails into groups as to-dos.
Pro Opera Mail CAN BE set as default email client in Windows 8 & 10
Pro Automagic smart filtering
After a bit of use Opera learns what e-mail belongs in what folder just by previous usage. This makes for a convenient way to have e-mails filtered without having to manually mange every e-mail.
Pro Free and based on Mozilla code
Opera Mail is completely free to download and use and it is based on Mozilla's code, which is what makes it a bit similar to Thunderbird in looks and function.
Pro Intuitive user interface
The design of the UI in Opera Mail is clean and intuitive, making for an easy to use client.
Con Makes a huge mess of IMAP mailboxes
Builds many new categories and basically uses IMAP as a database. Makes it difficult to work alongside other mail clients or webmail.
Con Not reliable
Mail Pilot seems to be riddled with bugs and glitches.
Con Not for everyone
Since it's mainly focused to turning emails to tasks and a strong believer of "inbox zero", it may not be suitable for everyone's workflows.
Con Very limited feature set
Compared to Thunderbird.
Con Does not support 4K monitors
Con Sync is slow
Opera tends to be slower on e-mail sync when compared to other popular clients.