When comparing Opera Mail vs Seamonkey, 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 7th while Seamonkey is ranked 14th.
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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 Not just an e-mail client
Seamonkey is more than just an e-mail client as it is a full featured web browser as well. This makes for a good app to use for those that dislike having many different apps on their devices as it is a bit like an all in one solution.
Pro Auto imports setting from Thunderbird
For those that would be making the switch from the Thunderbird e-mail client setup is quite easy with Seamonkey as it auto imports all previous Thunderbird settings.
Con Sync is slow
Opera tends to be slower on e-mail sync when compared to other popular clients.
Con Permanent CPU usage
Seamonkey permanently uses CPU (quite a few percents on a Intel i7). On a laptop this causes the fan to run (which make noise) and the battery to lasts less time.