Vivaldi Delivers Its Mail Client

Posted on June 9, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Web browsers with 4 Comments

After one and a half years of testing, Vivaldi Mail 1.0 is finally available with integrated Vivaldi Calendar and Feed Reader functionality.

“Today, there are over 4 billion email users, and are predicted to reach 4.5 billion by 2024,” a Vivaldi press related notes. “The use of email is only increasing, and the way we use it is evolving. This also means that the difficulty of efficiently managing your email remains. That’s why we have built Vivaldi Mail for you – our answer to organizing your email.”

Vivaldi mail is built into the company’s flagship web browser along with the integrated Vivaldi Calendar and Feed Reader features, allowing you to “surf the web, exchange emails, subscribe to feeds, and manage your daily to-do lists easily, all from the comfort of your favorite browser.” You can also combine multiple email accounts into a single client, for free.

Vivaldi Mail resembles other traditional email clients, with a customizable three-pane layout, automatic mailing list and mail thread detection, search, multiple account support (with support for new accounts at vivaldi.net), IMAP and POP3 support, and a views-based interface that limits reliance on hard-coded folders. Default views include Show Read, Show Custom Folders, Show Mailing lists, Show Feeds, Show Junk, Show Archive, and Show Trash. There are also sixteen configurable keyboard shortcuts for activities such as composing new emails, replying to emails, and more.

To use Vivaldi Mail, you will need to configure Vivaldi with the Fully Loaded configuration. If you’re already using Vivaldi, just navigate to Settings > General > Productivity features > Enable Mail > Calendar and Feeds to enable these features.

You can download Vivaldi from the Vivaldi website.

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4 responses to “Vivaldi Delivers Its Mail Client”

  1. dftf

    Compared to standalone-apps, like Thunderbird, Outlook (or the respective Mail apps built-into either macOS or Windows itself), I'm puzzled why people would want to use an e-mail client that is built inside a web-browser... when they could just use said browser to access the official "webmail" site of that service (such as Outlook Online, Gmail or Yahoo! Mail).


    You're not going to get as-many features with this as you would the official sites, I would suspect, and if you only have very-light needs (send e-mail, forward, mark-as-read, mark-as-unread, move, reply, reply all, add attachment) then even the built-in "Mail" app in Windows 10 or 11 would suffice...

    • flaviov

      Thunderbird runs under the Firefox engine - it even matches the current Firefox ESR build.

      There used to be a Mozilla Application Suite which integrated both browser and email alongside other stuff, but it was discontinued in favor of standalone Firefox and Thunderbird. The project still lives on as community-based SeaMonkey.


      Vivaldi Mail is basically SeaMonkey but on Chromium.

    • wright_is

      Possibly because the web browser doesn't support POP3 or IMAP?


      Although, I'd still prefer a dedicated mail app and not misuse another app for something it isn't supposed to do...

      • dftf

        Your second-point essentially is what I was trying to say, yes.


        I'm not sure what the point is in downloading another web-browser onto a system (Windows comes with Edge; macOS with Safari; many Linux distros with Firefox) just to access your e-mails inside of that browser when you could either (1) just use the e-mail app that comes built-into your OS of choice or (2) just visit the website-version of your e-mails (e.g. outlook.com) and access your e-mails that-way.


        I can't think of a great analogy but it would be somewhat similar to saying "I already have the Google Play Store on my phone, and it has the app in it I wish to install onto my phone. But I'm going to install the Amazon App Store regardless, and get the exact same app from that store instead".