Other mail clients

Configure IMAP-based client

When using the IMAP protocol, the email client syncs with the server and saves the structure of folders in your mailbox. Messages that you send from the email client will be saved both on your computer and on the server, and you can access them from various devices.

First, in the mailbox settings, enable the IMAP or POP3 protocol and select the authentication method:
  1. Open the “Email clients” section in Yandex.Mail settings.
  2. Enable the IMAP or POP3 protocol. IMAP is preferable because it can sync all your email activities with the server.
  3. If you selected IMAP, select the authentication method:
    • Portal password — Your Yandex password.
    • Application password — A more secure password, see Help for Yandex.Passport.

To set up an email client for the IMAP protocol, you need to specify the following:

Incoming mail
  • mail server address — imap.yandex.com
  • connection security — SSL
  • port — 993
Outgoing mail
  • mail server address — smtp.yandex.com
  • connection security — SSL
  • port — 465

To access the mail server, enter your Yandex username and password or the app password. Use the password you enabled in Yandex.Mail settings. If you are configuring email delivery from a mailbox such as “login@yandex.com, your username is the first part of the address before the “@” sign. If you're using Yandex.Mail 360 for Business, enter your full email address as the username.

Attention. We do not recommend using your provider's mail server for sending mail in your name on Yandex.

IMAP support will be enabled automatically the first time you log in to the mail program.

Configure POP3-based client

When using POP3, all messages from the folders that you select in the menu Settings → Email clients will be saved by the mail client on your computer in the Inbox. If necessary, you can set up filters in the email client to automatically move messages to the desired folders. Messages you send will only be saved on your computer.

Note. When downloading email from the server over POP3, Yandex.Mail backs up your messages on the server automatically. You can, however, delete them manually using the web interface. To remove email using an email client, use IMAP.

Enable POP3 protocol before configuring your email client:

  1. Open the “Email clients” section in Yandex.Mail settings.
  2. Enable the From pop.yandex.ru server via POP3 option.
  3. Save the changes.

To set up a mail client for the POP3 protocol, you must specify the following:

Incoming mail
  • mail server address — pop.yandex.com
  • connection security — SSL
  • port — 995
Outgoing mail
  • mail server address — smtp.yandex.com
  • connection security — SSL
  • port — 465

To access the mail server, enter your Yandex username and password or the app password. Use the password you enabled in Yandex.Mail settings. If you are configuring email delivery from a mailbox such as “login@yandex.com, your username is the first part of the address before the “@” sign. If you're using Yandex.Mail 360 for Business, enter your full email address as the username.

Attention. We do not recommend using your provider's mail server for sending mail in your name on Yandex.

You can set up message delivery over POP3 from any folder, including Spam. To do this, go to Settings → Email clients and select the folders.

By default, when downloading folder contents using email clients, messages are not marked as read. If you want to mark the received messages as read, enable the corresponding option.

Configure send-only SMTP

Configuring single SMTP protocol is usually required on devices that only send emails but don't receive them.

First, in the mailbox settings, enable the IMAP or POP3 protocol and select the authentication method:
  1. Open the “Email clients” section in Yandex.Mail settings.
  2. Enable the IMAP or POP3 protocol. IMAP is preferable because it can sync all your email activities with the server.
  3. If you selected IMAP, select the authentication method:
    • Portal password — Your Yandex password.
    • Application password — A more secure password, see Help for Yandex.Passport.

To configure outgoing mail over SMTP, specify the following:

  • mail server address — smtp.yandex.com
  • connection security — SSL
  • port — 465