This tutorial assumes you have already created your new email account in your web hosting account…typically through your hosting control panel.

Start by clicking the TOOLS LINK. Then click MAIL AND CHAT ACCOUNTS.

Click YES to create a new email account.

Click the REGULAR EMAIL POP LINK.

Enter the REAL NAME as you would like it to appear in the from field of outgoing emails.

Enter the NEW EMAIL ADDRESS in the next box.

Enter the ORGANIZATION NAME in the following fox.

Click NEXT.

Now enter the EMAIL USER NAME as provided to you by your hosting provider. This may be the entire email address or just the user name prefix.

Next enter your EMAIL PASSWORD and click NEXT.

Now you have to enter your INCOMING POP3 AND OUTGOING SMTP MAIL SERVER NAMES.

These server names will have been provided to you in your welcome email and oftentimes are simply mail.yourdomain.com.

They should be automatically inserted into the proper fields correctly so there will be no need to alter them.

Uncheck the second box if you do not want your messages left on your hosting server after you download them.

Click FINISH to exit the account wizard.

The email account has been setup, but there is one more step.

Click the TOOLS LINK.

Click MAIL AND CHAT ACCOUNTS.

Select the account you just setup, then click EDIT.

Click the SEVERVERS TAB. Scroll down.

Make sure the outgoing mail server (SMTP) AUTHENTICATION setting is set to AUTO.

SMTP AUTHENTICATION means that Opera will login to your mail server even when sending emails (not just receiving) ensuring that you are the ONLY one that can send emails from your account.

Most SMTP servers use the SAME USERNAME AND PASSWORD as the POP3 servers.  So ENTER your username in the box provided.

Click OK when finished. Then click CLOSE.

That’s it! You’ve successfully setup an email account and can now start sending and receiving emails from that account from Opera.

Setting up email in Opera