End of support for @operamail.com addresses

Effective June 2022, it will no longer be possible to send or receive mail using addresses ending in @operamail.com.

If your Fastmail account has an @operamail.com username, you'll need to update that username before June 2022. We strongly encourage you to do so immediately, to ensure you have plenty of time to transition to your new email address.

We're currently in the process of contacting all @operamail.com users directly to let them know.

Why this is happening

The operamail.com domain is owned by Opera, not Fastmail. We've handled mail at this domain on Opera's behalf since Fastmail staff bought back the company in 2013. Opera has since advised us that they will no longer allow us to handle mail through this domain. 

Can I still receive mail at my @operamail.com address?

You can continue to receive mail at your @operamail.com address through June 2022. Upon updating your username, an alias will automatically be created for your @operamail.com address, and you'll continue to be able to receive mail there until June 2022.

What's changing

Beginning June 2022, mail to addresses at this domain will be returned to the sender as undeliverable. Sending identities at other domains will need to be chosen while writing new emails. Usernames at other domains will need to be used for login. 

What to do now

If you have an @operamail.com username

Does your username currently end in @operamail.com? If so, this will need to be changed to a different domain in order to log in as of June 2022.  This can be any of the other domains we own, or a custom domain

The steps to change your username are: 

  1. Log in to www.fastmail.com with your current username.
  2.  Go to your Settings → Users & Aliases screen. 
  3. Unlock the page by entering your password at the top of the screen.
  4. Click Edit next to your @operamail.com username.
  5. Click Rename next to your @operamail.com username.
  6. Use the dropdown box to the right of the @ symbol to select a different domain.
  7. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click the blue Save button on the left side.

An alias will automatically be created for your @operamail.com address, and you'll continue to be able to receive mail there until June 2022.

How can I pay?

Note: The Settings → Billing & Plan screen will prevent you from renewing past the effective date of June 2022 until your username is updated.

To renew service for a year or more, you will need to update the @operamail.com username first.

If you are not yet ready to update your username, you can renew your subscription on a monthly basis, and continue to do so until June 2022. The steps for this are:

  1. Login to your Fastmail account using a computer browser
  2. Go to your Settings → Billing & Plan page
  3. Click on Change Plan Length (if your account is currently overdue, click Renew now instead)
  4. Choose the subscription period 1 month and for When do you want the change to take effect? choose Now.
  5. Click Next. The following page will prompt payment.

Alert senders

Does your account currently have aliases ending in @operamail.com? We encourage you to alert those senders who currently use these to reach you of the upcoming change. Beginning this process as soon as possible can ensure that you have plenty of time for the transition. You can more easily notify senders by setting up an auto-reply for aliases at this domain.

Update apps

Mail syncs

After changing your username, you'll need to update the username and corresponding app passwords in any third-party apps you use for email. You can use our setup guide or refer to our help pages.

Calendar syncs

If your calendar app supports autodiscovery, we expect updating the username and app password will maintain the sync. 

If your calendar app does not support autodiscovery and instead syncs via CalDAV URLs, these URLs need to be updated after changing the username to continue syncing.
To get the new URL, visit Settings → Calendars, then click Export next to the calendar you want to sync. A pop-up window will appear with a new CalDAV URL. You can copy and paste this into your calendar app's settings. For help navigating your app's settings, refer to our setup guide.

Other syncs

If you have files or contacts synced with third-party apps, you'll also need to update the settings of these apps with the new username and a new app password.


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