When comparing Opera Mail vs MailBird, the Slant community recommends Opera Mail for most people. In the question“What are the best e-mail clients for Windows?” Opera Mail is ranked 9th while MailBird is ranked 11th.
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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.
Pro Free and paid version
Users who only need to use the basic features of the app have a free version available, though it does limit to only 3 sync'd accounts. There is a paid version that does extend functionality and allows for unlimited account but it does cost $1.00 a month or $45.00 as a one time fee.
Pro You can have multiple accounts
In Pro version, you can create an unlimited number of accounts.
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.
Con Drag & drop is impossible
Drag & dropping folders and emails between accounts are not possible.
Con Poor import/export of contacts
You can only import your contacts data via CSV, which isn't the most popular choice. Much more convenient ways to do so exist. Even the older Windows Life Mail program is more flexible when it comes to contacts and offers such features as duplicate checks.
Con Collects user data
Mailbird does collect some user data such as user email addresses, names and client use. So for those that are security minded the use collection of this information may not be wanted and can not be avoided.