Exporting email

You can download all email from Yandex.Mail using mail clients:

  1. Install and configure the client using our general instructions or instructions for Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, The Bat!, Opera Mail, or Yandex.Mail (macOS).
  2. Export email following the instructions for your email client:
Microsoft Outlook
  1. Open the File tab.
  2. Choose Open and export → Import and export from the menu.
  3. Select Export to file.
  4. If you want to import messages to another mailbox with Outlook after exporting them, choose Outlook data file (.pst). If you want to use another program, choose Comma separated values (Windows).
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select the account you want to export emails from.
  7. Enable Include subfolders — in this case, your email, contacts, and calendar are exported.
  8. Tap Next.
  9. Click Overview and choose a folder to export. Enter the file name and click OK.
    Note. If you exported emails before, you will see the previous folder and file name. Enter a different file name or select a different folder.
  10. Click Done.
Mozilla Thunderbird
  1. Go to  → Help → Troubleshooting information.
  2. Find Profile Folder under Application Basics and click Open Folder.
  3. Close Mozilla Thunderbird.
  4. Copy the contents of the profile folder and paste it in the location where you want to store your email.
The Bat!
  1. Go to Tools → Export massages to.
  2. Choose the export format: Message files (.MSG), Message files (.EML), UNIX mailbox.
  3. Complete the export.
Apple Mail
  1. Select the mailbox to export in the left menu.
  2. Choose Mailbox → Export mailbox.
  3. Select a folder and click Choose.
    Note. Apple Mail exports mailboxes as packages with the .mbox extension. If you exported the mailbox before, the program doesn't replace the existing MBOX file. It creates a new one with a different name.
Opera Mail

Right click the Inbox filter and choose Export.

Note. Each program exports email to a certain format. If you want to import messages to a different mailbox after exporting them, use the same mail client to import them.