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"Secret" mail options

I don't know how many of you are actually using your e-mail on mail.opera.com. Because old GMail UI is ugly and the new UI is really laggy in Opera i decided to leave GMail and start using Opera e-mail instead :) There were some things (like filters) I missed in Opera email though. But!, today - thanks to Nimesh - I've finally solved this issue :)

The thing is that Opera is using big part of fastmail code, even parts that are not official implemented yet. These parts are not accessible from current Opera E-Mail UI, but there is a trick how to access them.

The first step is to log in on mail.opera.com.

Second step is the cool part. Put this URL:
https://mail.opera.com/mail/?MSignal=XX-
to you address bar and change the XX the to one of the following:
AA, BB, BG, BU, CA, CD, CF, CH, DL, DR, EG, FI, FL, FS, GC, LP, MC, MI, MS, NP, PE, PL, PM, PY, QU, RA, RS, SG, SU, TI, TV, UA, VD

Each of these signals show you different secret dialog. Some are more useful than others and some are not useful at all. There is a simple description of each signal:

The interesting (for me):
BU - "Bandwidth usage"
FI - "Define Rules" .. Filters <3
FS - *Files* .. You can upload some files to your account. The quota is 10MB. Uploading files is possible, but some other parts like public site to download them is not working.
NP - *Notes* .. very simple, it would be awesome if it was connected to Opera notes.
QU - "Quota usage"
RS - "Referral Status" .. I'm not sure if this is working, can you please click on this link?: http://www.myopera.com/?STKI=5864829

The rest:
AA - "Add to address book" .. Adds e-mail addresses from sent e-mails to your contacts. Opera E-Mail is doing it automatically so you don't have to care about this one.
BB - "Buy Email/File Storage Bandwidth" ... It is not possible to buy more E-Mail bandwidth .
BG - "Buy Gift Certificate" .. Not useful, you can't buy Gift certificates :( You have to find another gift for your parents for Christmas :)
CA - "Cancel account"
CD - "Custom DNS"
CF - "Edit Custom Fields" .. Something with fields for contacts
CH - "Add Funds" .. Again, it is not possible to use payment actions
DL - "Distribution Lists"
DR - "Domain Registrant Information"
EG - "Edit address groups"
FL - "Folders" .. Use Opera UI for editing folders instead
GC - "Retrieve Gift Certificate"
LP - "Lost Password" .. Haven't tried
MC - Probably the old fastmail send message window.
MI - "Migrate IMAP Mailbox"
MS - "Search Messages" .. Unfortunately, this is not working :( It would be very useful
PE - "Personalities" .. Use Opera UI instead
PL - Settings for Personalities .. Use Opera UI instead
PM - "Purge folder" .. You can use this to archive, purge and remove duplicate messages from your mailboxes.
PY - "Add Funds"
RA - "Add Account" .. Use Oper UI instead
SG - *Signtures* .. Use Opera UI instead
SU - "Support Form"
TI - "Create support ticket"
TV - "Ticket details"
UA - "Import/Export contacts" .. Use Opera UI instead
VD - "Virtual Domains" .. Not sure if or how does this work

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04.02.2012 02:02
Nice. Thank you!
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24.01.2012 13:01

Originally posted by sandalian:

It seems that in the future we can use our own domain for Opera Mail? Cool



I don't think so. These options are from fastmail service and Opera is using only part of it. There are also some payment options that Opera won't use for sure.

Anyway, you can direct your messages going to your domain to you e-mail on myopera.com.
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24.01.2012 12:01

Originally posted by BS-Harou:

CD - "Custom DNS"


It seems that in the future we can use our own domain for Opera Mail? Cool :up:
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19.12.2011 23:12
Hey, it is very nice. Thanks :)
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18.12.2011 19:12

Originally posted by nimeshthakkar:

I uses "test" in subject, and folder as Trash


This is indeed working. I will do some more tests :)

Originally posted by nimeshthakkar:

I created a bookmark file for all these bookmarkshttp://files.myopera.com/nimeshthakkar/files/mail.adr


Nice :)
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18.12.2011 18:12
I uses "test" in subject, and folder as Trash

I created a bookmark file for all these bookmarks
http://files.myopera.com/nimeshthakkar/files/mail.adr
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18.12.2011 17:12
I tried "File into folders" and "secret word" and both worked for me.
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18.12.2011 17:12

Originally posted by nimeshthakkar:

I tried "File into folders" and "secret word" and both worked for me.



Weird, I tried "File into folders" with rule to move e-mails with subject "abc" to folder "web apps" .. didn't worked :(

But perhaps I'm just doing something wrong, that would be the best way :)
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18.12.2011 15:12

Originally posted by nimeshthakkar:

It's working for me, and I was also able to reach basic version where 3 of these links are visible now



Interesting, what rules filter have you used? Did you change the zero in "Order" text input?

What links?
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18.12.2011 15:12
Oops, I thought the links are not working.
Not yet used filters. team might still be working on them.
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18.12.2011 12:12
:up:
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18.12.2011 12:12
It's working for me, and I was also able to reach basic version where 3 of these links are visible now
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18.12.2011 11:12
Bad news everyone, it seems that the filters are not working it works :)
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18.12.2011 05:12
Great!