Setting up an organization
To get started with Yandex.Connect, connect a domain to your organization, add users, and enable the platforms you need.
- Step 1. Add a new company to Yandex.Connect.
Open the Yandex.Connect page.
Click Try it out on the upper panel.
Enter a name for your company and click Activate.
After you sign up, you become the owner of an organization in Yandex.Connect and can change the organization's settings, manage employee accounts, as well as activate and deactivate services you need.
- Step 2. Link your email domain
Link your domain if you want to use Yandex.Mail for Business and create employee accounts with mailboxes hosted on that domain. If you don't have an email domain yet, you can always activate it later.
Go to the Yandex.Connect main page, find the Webmaster card, and click Add domain.
Enter the name of your domain (such as
example.org) and click Add.
Confirm your ownership of the domain using one of the methods outlined on the screen. This is needed to ensure nobody can enable a domain without its owner's consent. For more information on domain verification, see Connect domains.
Wait for the domain to be verified.
Set up DNS records for your domain so that you can use Yandex.Mail. There are two methods:
You can delegate the domain to Yandex servers. In that case, all DNS records are set up automatically.
- If you don't want to delegate your domain to Yandex servers, you can set up DNS records for your domain using the website of your DNS hosting provider. Usually it's the same company that acts as your domain's registrar.
Record type Subdomain name Priority Value MX
N/A Copy the value from Yandex.Mail settings CNAME N/A
Wait for the changes to take effect. It may take DNS servers up to 72 hours to exchange the updated DNS records.
- Step 3. Add employees
Add employees to your company. You can create brand new accounts manually, import them from other mail servers, or invite users with existing Yandex accounts to your company.
Chooseat the bottom of the page.
Configure personal information for the new employee.
You can transfer your existing corporate mailboxes and their contents to Yandex.Connect, even if they're hosted on another email service (be it a private server or a public one, such as Mail.Ru, Gmail, and others). Each imported mailbox will receive an associated employee account at your company. To learn more about importing mailbox, read the Importing mailboxes section.
Chooseat the bottom of the page.
List emails of the employees you want to invite. Yandex.Connect will then send them emails with an invite.
To create an invite link, turn on the Enable access via invite link option. Such links can be easily sent via a messenger or posted on a website.
Create employee accounts with mailboxes hosted on your domain, such as
firstname.lastname@example.org. Such accounts can be managed manually: you can set their passwords, change personal information, block them, and so on.
You can invite others to join your organization using their existing Yandex accounts in the format of
email@example.com. You don't have to link an email domain or manually create each new employee account. Simply send your employees an invite.
- Step 4. Assign employees to departments
You can recreate your company's internal structure in Yandex.Connect: create departments and sub-departments, add employees, and assign respective department managers. This makes it easier to manage access rights, grant or revoke subscriptions, or create group mailing lists and chats.
At the bottom of the page, select.
Set up your department and click Create.
To learn more about managing your company structure, go to the Departments section.
- Step 5. Activate other services
Go to the Yandex.Connect homepage and click on the service card.
Click Activate on that service's settings page.
Joining an organization via an invite
If an organization's administrator sent you an invite, you can join that organization as its employee. You can use your personal Yandex account in the format
To join an organization, do the following:
Open the invitational email and click the invite link.
Specify a Yandex account you want to use within that organization, such
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don't have an existing account, create one.Restriction. You won't be able to join if your account is hosted on another domain (such as
After you're done, you will gain access to all the Yandex.Connect services available at that particular company.
Logging in to Yandex.Connect
To access platforms hosted on Yandex.Connect, do the following:
- If your account is registered on the organization's domain, use your email address as your username, such as
- If you used your personal account to join the organization, use your login in the format
- If you're simultaneously involved in multiple organizations on Yandex.Connect, you can select the desired organization by clicking your username at the top-right corner.