‘Opera’ Software Company Won’t Miss E-mails Meant for Oprah

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It’s Oprah’s last show. A nation mourns.

A software company in Norway, however, probably breathes a sigh of relief.

Turns out the team at Opera Software, who make a neat little web browser of the same name, have for years been fielding incorrectly addressed emails intended for Oprah Winfrey.

Opera. Oprah. Easy mistake to make.

Mid-way through dealing with customer support requests, bug reports and the daily business of running a software company, Opera would also be asked for things as varied and bizarre as tickets to Hannah Montana shows, mathematical conundrums, and whether people with a story to tell could be on Oprah’s show.

Opera’s Communications Manager Pål Unanue-Zahl told TechLand:

“There are tons of Oprah emails in our support database, sent to the automatic system. They all got an auto reply, stating that the email had been received by Opera Software but only a few were answered in person.”

Rumors saying Oprah Winfrey was planning to open her own software support consultancy after leaving showbusiness remain unconfirmed at this time.

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