Import Opera Mail to Outlook in Few Clicks

May 3, 2020  |  Posted by: Deepak Singh Bisht

If you are using Opera Mail as default mailing application, then you should know that Opera discontinued Opera Mail. This means Opera will not provide any technical support and security updates in the future. After the announcement, many users started migrating Opera mail to Outlook.

In this post, we will discuss Opera Mail, why should you migrate Opera Mail to Outlook, a small comparison between Opera Mail Vs Outlook, and what is the easiest way to import Opera Mail to Outlook.

Opera Mail

Opera Mail is a well-known email and news client developed by Opera Software. It was an integrated component within the Opera browser. In 2013, Opera Mail became a separate product that combines email, contact, newsgroups, RSS feeds, and spam filtering into one single application. Opera Mail stores mail messages in MBS format. It supports POP3 and IMAP protocols.

Default Location: C:\Users\[machine name]\AppData\Local\Opera\Opera\Mail

Why should you migrate Opera Mail to Outlook?

No doubt, that Opera Mail is one of the best email clients. It is a light-weight application with interactive GUI. But now it’s discontinued, and you should migrate Opera Mail to Outlook or other email clients.

Why Outlook?

MS Outlook is a well-known personal information manager. Many users use Outlook as a desktop email client. It uses OST and PST files to store Outlook items like contacts, calendars, journals, notes, emails, etc. It is one of the preferred email clients that can be used as a standalone application or with Microsoft Exchange Server. With the help of Outlook, users can offline access to email. For example, you are on an airplane, and you don’t have the Internet connection. But you can still read and respond to emails when the Internet connection is re-established, then the email will automatically send. Apart from this, Outlook provides the best email management, advanced security, and better support.

Opera Mail Vs Outlook

Opera MailOutlook
It supports IMAP and POP.It supports IMAP and POP.
Support multiple accountsSupport multiple accounts
It does not support the exchange server.Support exchange server
Does not have Snooze Emails optionSnooze Emails option available

Top 5 reasons to convert Opera Mail to Outlook

Support Exchange Server: Outlook supports the SharePoint and exchange server, whereas Opera Mail does not. With the help of Outlook and Exchange, organizations can manage their emails. The exchange is also useful to eliminate email threats before they reach your network.

Priority messages: Microsoft Outlook offers a feature called Clutter. It filters out incoming mails based on the priority of the message set by the user. Once the high-priority message received, then the user will be notified. On the other hand, the low-priority message will be put in a separate folder.

Upgrading Issue: If you are using Windows 7, 8, then you can not use Opera Mail v15. For this version, you need to install Windows 10 OS and need to configure the settings again.

Sync: Opera Mail is slow on email sync when compared to other popular clients like MS Outlook.

Support: Opera discontinued Opera Mail, this means neither technical support nor product and security updates will be provided. On the other hand, Outlook provides the best support.

How to take backup from Opera Mail?

  1. Opera Mail default location: C:\Users\[machine name]\AppData\Local\Opera\Opera\
  2. Copy the default location and paste on quick access bar
  3. Right-click the mail folder and copy it.
  4. Paste the mail folder anywhere you want. Your Opera Mail messages backup is ready.

The simplest way to import Opera Mail to Outlook

Here, we will use third-party SysCurve MBOX to PST Converter to import Opera Mail to Outlook. This software is tested in many conditions, and every time it gives the best results. After this utility, you do not require any other software to convert Opera Mail to Outlook.

Steps to import Opera Mail MBOX to Outlook PST

1. Download and install the SysCurve MBOX to PST Converter. Open software and click on the Browse option to Add File/ Folder

2. Check the preview of all mailbox items (Optional)

3. Click on the Export option to convert Opera Mail data to PST format

4. Now, select PST as Export Option. Set other options as per your requirement and click on the Export button.

5. Once the process completes, click the Finish button.

With the help of this software, you can convert MBOX to PST, MSG, EML, RTF, HTML, and MHTML format. The tool allows you to convert multiple Opera Mail MBOX files into PST. With this tool, you can import Opera Mail to Office 365. The utility also comes with a free demo version that allows you to preview all data items and export the first 20 items from every folder. The tool supports all versions of MS Outlook and Windows OS. It is a safe solution for Opera Mail to Outlook PST conversion.


In this post, we have discussed Opera Mail, how to take backup from Opera Mail, and the simple way to convert Opera Mail to Outlook PST. You can open the resultant PST file with all Outlook versions, including 2019, 2016. We hope this post will help you.


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