Managing contacts

To manage contacts in Yandex.Mail, use the address book. To open it, click Contacts in the upper menu in Yandex.Mail.

If you're a part of a company, your address book has the Personal contacts and Shared contacts groups. The Shared contacts group contains email addresses of all employees in your company.

  1. Add a contact
  2. Change a contact
  3. Remove a contact
  4. Groups of contacts
    1. Write an email to a group of contacts
    2. Adding a contact to a group
    3. Removing contacts from groups
    4. Configuring groups
  5. Importing and exporting contacts
    1. Exporting contacts from different email clients
  6. Synchronizing contacts with a mobile device
    1. iOS
    2. Android
  7. Searching for contacts
  8. Contact card

Add a contact

The address book is automatically created from the addresses that you have corresponded with in the past. If you don't want to add contacts automatically, open the Contacts menu, turn off Add contacts automatically, and save your changes.

If you're a part of a company, contacts from your emails are automatically grouped under Personal contacts.

You can also add an address manually using the following methods:

  • In the address book interface. Click Add contact, fill in the information, and save changes.
  • On the page for composing a message. Left-click on the address and select Add to address book from the drop-down menu.
  • On the contact card when reading messages. Open the message and left-click on the sender's address. Click Add to Contacts in the window that opens.

If the contact name is not specified clearly and the recipient replied to you, the address book will use the name that the recipient specified in their mail settings.

Change a contact

You can change contact information — name, email address, phone number, and date of birth — using one of the following methods:

  • In the address book interface. Choose a contact from the list and click Edit, enter new contact information, and save changes.
  • On the contact card when reading messages. Open the message and left-click on the sender's address. In the new window, click Edit, enter the new contact information, and save changes.

Remove a contact

To delete a contact from your address book, select it and click Delete in the upper menu above the contact list.

Groups of contacts

Write an email to a group of contacts

To send messages to several contacts at the same time without entering their addresses, you can put contacts into groups and then you will only need to enter the group's name in the To field.

Adding a contact to a group

  1. Select the contacts you need.
  2. Click Add to group.
  3. Select the group you need from the list or create a new one.
Note. Contacts can be added to several groups at one time.

Removing contacts from groups

  1. Open the group you need from the list on the left side of the page.
  2. Select the contacts you want to remove from the group.
  3. Click Remove from group.
Attention. Contacts removed from groups will still remain in the address book. To remove a contact from the address book, click Delete contact.

Configuring groups

Any group can be renamed or deleted. To navigate to the settings, place the cursor over the group name in the list of groups in the left. Click the customize link that appears. You can also configure contact groups in the  → Contacts menu.

Importing and exporting contacts

vCard format files are used to import and export contacts between the Yandex.Mail address book and other mail services and clients.

To export contacts from your Yandex.Mail address book, go to the Contacts section and click the More button in the top menu, and then select Save contacts to file. In the window that opens, click Save. All personal contacts from your address book will be saved to your computer as a vCard file.

To import contacts to your Yandex.Mail address book, go to the top menu of the Contacts section, click More and select Import contacts from file. Open the desired vCard file and click Save.

Exporting contacts from different email clients

Mozilla Thunderbird
  1. Click Address book.
  2. In the Address Book, open Tools → Export.
  3. Enter a file name, select the vCard format, and choose a path to save the file to.
  4. Click Save. The saved file can be imported to the Yandex.Mail address book or any other mail program.
The Bat!
  1. Open Tools → Address Book.
  2. In the address book, open File → Export to → Business card (vCard v2.1).
  3. Enter a file name, select the Vcard electronic business card (.VCF) format, and choose a path to save the file.
  4. Click Save. The saved file can be imported to the Yandex.Mail address book or any other mail program.

Synchronizing contacts with a mobile device

You can synchronize contacts with your smartphone's address book. Smartphone contacts will be displayed in the Phone contacts group of your Yandex.Mail when you connect to the Internet (the group is created automatically when you first synchronize the devices). To display Yandex.Mail contacts on a mobile device, add them to this group.

Attention. Only contacts saved to a CardDAV account when created will be synchronized from the mobile device address book. Contacts saved to a smartphone's memory or another account will not be synchronized with Yandex.Mail.

Contacts are synchronized via CardDAV protocol. CardDAV is an Internet protocol for synchronizing address books with a mobile device. A CardDAV account can be configured with standard smartphone tools or via a third-party application.

Select your mobile device's platform:

Searching for contacts

Use the integrated search, which supports direct and reverse transliteration of names and surnames, to quickly find a contact in your address book. For example, to search for your Russian friend “Ivan Petrov”, you can start typing his name using the Latin “I” or the Cyrillic “И”.

When composing a message, if you enter the first letters of a name, surname, or email addresses in the To field, you will see a list of matching contacts in pop-up messages. The recipients of mail you recently sent will be listed first.

Contact card

To view additional information about a contact, left-click the sender's address when reading messages.

You can add a phone number, date of birth, or comment by clicking Edit in the contact card.

From the contact card, you can also view all messages you received from this sender, create a rule for all similar messages, or send the address to the blacklist.