Add and manage mail accounts

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Enable the mail client

As Vivaldi Mail is still in Technical Preview, it is not enabled by default. To enable the technical preview of Vivaldi Mail:

  1. Download the Snapshot version of the browser.
    If you don’t want to move to a Snapshot branch in the long term, we recommend installing the Snapshot as a Standalone version first.
  2. Go to vivaldi://experiments;
  3. Enable Calendar, Mail & Feeds;
  4. Restart the browser;
  5. Open the Mail Panel to add your first mail account.

Add an account

To add your first mail account to Vivaldi Mail:

  1. Go to Mail settings, either by:
    •  Opening the Mail Panel and clicking on Add Mail Account,
    •  Clicking on the Mail button on the Status Bar, or
    •  Going to Settings > Mail > Mail Accounts.
  2. Enter your email address, select whether you want to add an IMAP (recommended) or POP account, and click Continue.
    Vivaldi will try to fetch the server settings automatically. If it can’t, please add them manually. To find the server settings, check your email service provider’s help documentation.
  3. Enter your mail account’s login password or in Gmail’s case, follow instructions by Google in the popup window.
  4. Once the account has been added you can add the sender name and email signature.
  5. You can also enable prefetching full messages (download the message and attachments from the mail servers even before opening the email), offline accounts and double check server settings.

To add more mail accounts:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail > Mail Accounts;
  2. Click on Add button Add account below the list of already added mail accounts.
  3. Enter your email address, select whether you want to add an IMAP (recommended) or POP account, and click Continue.
  4. Enter your mail account’s login password or in Gmail’s case, follow instructions by Google in the pop up window.

IMAP vs POP3

With IMAP (Internet Mail Access Protocol), your emails and email folders are kept on the server. Any changes you make in the mail client will reflect on the server and vice versa. You can add your mail account using IMAP to as many mail clients as you need and also access your mail from the email service provider’s webmail interface.

With POP3 (Post Office Protocol version 3) the mail client downloads and stores your emails on the computer as soon as they arrive to the mail server and then generally deletes them from the servers. Vivaldi doesn’t delete the messages on the server automatically, but you can enable it in Settings > Mail > Mail Accounts > select account > Server settings.

Prefetch full messages

When you enable message prefetching for a mail account, all content of your messages will be indexed in the mail database even before you open the message. Prefetching improves search results and lets you easily access your messages offline.


Edit an account

To update the name, signature, password or check the account’s server settings:
1. Go to Settings > Mail > Mail Accounts;
2. Select the account you want to edit;
3. Update the information.

Changes will be saved automatically.


Delete an account

  1. To remove your mail account from Vivaldi Mail:
  2. Go to Settings > Mail > Mail Accounts;
  3. Select the account from the list;
  4. Click on Delete mail account button.
  5. Decide whether you want to keep the messages on the computer or not.
  6. Click Delete.

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