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Encryption of transmitted data

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To securely transmit your data, Yandex.Mail uses encryption algorithms based on the SSL and TLS protocols. If data encryption is not enabled in your email client settings, you will not be able to send and receive messages using this program.

Instructions for enabling encryption in various email clients:

When enabling SSL-encoding in the mail client, you may get error messages about an invalid certificate. The main reasons for such errors and the troubleshooting procedures are provided in article I get errors during the SSL activation in the mail client.

Microsoft Outlook

  1. In the menu, open FileAccount Settings (Microsoft Outlook 2010 and later) or ToolsAccount Settings (Microsoft Outlook 2007 and earlier), then select the account on the Email tab and click the Edit button.
  2. Click the More Settings button.
  3. Go to the Advanced tab and specify the following settings, depending on the protocol you are using:
    IMAP
    • IMAP server993;
    • SMTP server 465.

    For the Use the following type of encrypted connection option, select SSL for the IMAP and SMTP servers.

    Click OK.

    POP3
    • POP3 server 995;
    • SMTP server 465.

    Select the option The server requires an encrypted connection (SSL). For the Use the following type of encrypted connection option, select SSL.

    Click OK.

  4. To finish account configuration, in the Edit an account window, click Next to validate the account settings you have specified. If all the settings are correct and confirmed, click Ready. If not, make sure that all the parameters are entered properly.

Mozilla Thunderbird

  1. Right-click the account name and choose Parameters.

  2. Go to the Server Parameters section and make the following settings, depending on the protocol you are using:
    IMAP
    • Connection security SSL/TLS;
    • Port993.

    Click OK.

    POP3
    • Connection security SSL/TLS;
    • Port 995.

    Click OK.

  3. Go to the Outgoing Server (SMTP) section, select Yandex Mail, and then click Edit. In the SMTP server window, specify the following settings:
    • Port 465;
    • Connection securitySSL/TLS.

The Bat

  1. Open the menu MailboxMailbox settings.
  2. Go to the Transport section and make the following settings, depending on the protocol you are using:
    IMAP
    Sending mail
    • Port 465;
    • ConnectionSecure connection via a dedicated port (TLS).
    Receiving mail
    • Port 993;
    • ConnectionSecure connection via a dedicated port (TLS).

    Click OK.

    POP3
    Sending mail
    • Port 465;
    • ConnectionSecure connection via a dedicated port (TLS).
    Receiving mail
    • Port 995;
    • ConnectionSecure connection via a dedicated port (TLS).

    Click OK.

Opera Mail

  1. Click in the mailbox name and select Properties.
  2. Go to the Servers tab and specify the following settings, depending on the protocol you are using:
    IMAP
    Incoming IMAP server
    • Port number993;
    • Enable the Secure connection (TLS) option.
    Outgoing SMTP server
    • Port number465;
    • Enable the Secure connection (TLS) option.

    Click OK.

    POP
    Incoming POP server
    • Port number 995;
    • Enable the Secure connection (TLS) option.
    Outgoing SMTP server
    • Port number465;
    • Enable the Secure connection (TLS) option.

    Click OK.

Apple Mail

  1. Open the menu MailSettingsAccountsAccount Information. In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) section, select Edit list of SMTP servers.

  2. Select the option Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and in the Use specified port box, enter 465.

    Click OK.

  3. Go to the Advanced tab and specify the following settings, depending on the protocol you are using:
    IMAP
    • Port 993;
    • Select the option Use SSL.

    POP3
    • Port 995;
    • Select the option Use SSL.

iOS

  1. Go to SettingsMail, contacts, calendars.
  2. In the Accounts section, select your account.

  3. At the bottom of the page, click the Advancedbutton.
  4. In the Incoming settings section, make the following settings, depending on the protocol you are using:
    IMAP
    • Select the option Use SSL;
    • Server port 993.

    POP3
    • Select the option Use SSL;
    • Server port 995.

  5. Go back to the Account menu, find the Outgoing mail server section, and select SMTP.
  6. In the Primary server section, click the row with the server smtp.yandex.com.
  7. In the Outgoing mail server section, make the following settings:
    • Select the option Use SSL;
    • Server port 465.

    Click Done.

  8. Go back to the Account menu and click Done.

Android

  1. Launch the Email app.
  2. Go to the menu Settings.
  3. Select your account.

  4. In the Server settings section, click the line Incoming settings.
  5. Specify the following settings, depending on the protocol you are using:
    IMAP
    • Port 993;
    • Security typeSSL/TLS.

    Click Done.

    POP3
    • Port 995;
    • Security typeSSL/TLS.

    Click Done.

  6. In the Server settings section, click Outgoing settings.
  7. Set the following parameters:
    • Port 465;
    • Security typeSSL/TLS.

    Click Done.

Windows Phone

  1. Go to the SettingsEmail + accounts section.
  2. Select your account

  3. At the bottom of the page, tap Advanced and set the following parameters, depending on the protocol you are using:
    IMAP
    • Incoming mail server — imap.yandex.com:993
    • Outgoing (SMTP) email server — smtp.yandex.com:465

    Select the options Require SSL for incoming email and Require SSL for outgoing email.

    Save the changes.

    POP3
    • Incoming mail server — pop.yandex.com:995
    • Outgoing (SMTP) email server — smtp.yandex.com:465

    Select the options Require SSL for incoming email and Require SSL for outgoing email.

    Save the changes.

Other

If you have a different email client, enable data encryption over SSL (TLS) in the settings both for receiving mail (IMAP or POP3) and sending mail (SMTP). Then change the ports for connecting to the servers to the following values:

  • IMAP993;
  • POP3995;
  • SMTP 465.