Sender information

Changing names

You can change the name that is displayed in the From field next to your address. To do this, open the Settings → Personal data, signature, picture menu, enter a new value in the Your name section, and save changes.

Note. Only your displayed name will change. Your Yandex username will remain the same.


Create a signature

You can create one or more signatures that will be automatically inserted in the message when it is created, replied, or forwarded. To do this, open the Settings  → Personal data, signature, picture menu, and enter the signature in the Your signatures section. You can also format your signature text using the toolbar located above the text box.

You can add an image to your signature in one of the following ways:

Embed a URL
Click the icon above the field and enter a direct image link.
Upload an image from your computer
Drag an image from a folder on your computer into the signature box.
Restriction. If the signature picture isn't displayed on the new message page, check that the email has formatting enabled. The formatting panel should look like this (the Without formatting button isn't highlighted in yellow):

When the signature is ready, click Add signature.

Edit signature

  1. Move your cursor over the upper right corner of your signature.
  2. Click the icon that appears.

Customize signature

You can set where to place your signature in responses or designate it for a particular address or language of the text. If you have several signatures, you can select one on the page where you compose emails.

Assign to specific email address

To use a signature when sending messages from a specific mail alias, select the option Link to address and choose the email address.

Placement in responses

By default, the signature is placed at the end of the message or conversation. If you would like to place it immediately after your reply, choose the option under Place signature.

Note. This option can be applied across the board to all the signatures you have created.
Designate signature by email language

The system detects the language of the signatures that have been added. For example, if you are responding to an email in Turkish, your Turkish signature can be added automatically. To use this signature in replies to messages in another language, assign it to that language:

  1. Move your cursor over the upper right corner of your signature.
  2. Click the icon that appears.
  3. Select the language needed from the list.


  4. Click Save.
Choose signature when composing email

If you have several signatures, you can select one on the page where you compose emails.

  1. Move the cursor to the current signature.
  2. Click the button that appears to the left of the signature.
  3. Choose a signature.

Delete a signature

  1. Move your cursor over the upper right corner of your signature.
  2. Click the icon that appears.

The signature is not displayed

If you created a signature, but it is not displayed correctly when writing an email (the signature format or hyperlinks are incorrect or pictures are not displayed), make sure that email formatting is enabled:

  1. Before typing the text of your message, click Add formatting (to the right of the input box).
  2. Refresh the page (press F5).

If you notice that the signature does not display after you've written the message, add it manually.

Additional addresses

You can send messages from your main Yandex address, from aliases and from your addresses in other services.

  1. Mail aliases
  2. Mail addresses in other services

Mail aliases

When you sign up on Yandex, you receive a mailbox in your country's domain, such as, and additional addresses in national domains: ru (Russia), by (Belarus), kz (Kazakhstan), ua (Ukraine), and the com domain. These addresses are the aliases of your primary email address.

Aliases are required to maintain the uniqueness of your username. If you sign up on Yandex in Russia, another user in Kazakhstan, Belarus, or Ukraine will not be able to clone your mailbox with the same login.

Note. If you have created a mailbox with a login that contains dots, for example, alice.the.girl, an alias such as alice-the-girl will be created for it as well as domain aliases.

You can choose the address you want to send email from under Settings  → Personal data, signature, picture. This alias will be used by default for all messages.

You can also use your phone number as an alias.

Mail addresses in other services

If you want to send an email from your email address on another service (for example, Gmail or Yahoo), add this address on the Email addresses page and verify access. After confirmation, you will be able to choose both your Yandex address alias and your mailbox address on another service in theFrom field.

Attention. If you add a mailbox address on another mailbox service, configure message collection from that mailbox to Yandex mailbox. You won't be able to send messages from that mailbox without configuring its message fetcher. When configuring a mail importer, specify the whole address instead of just the username, for example

If you cannot send messages from an address on another mail service (e.g. Gmail or, even if the importer is configured correctly, this means that the security rules of that service prohibit sending messages via different mail services, including Yandex.Mail.

Sender’s picture

You can load your picture in Mail, and your email recipients will see your picture next to the From field. To do this, open the Settings  → Personal data, signature, picture menu and click Change picture under My profile picture. Upload an image from your computer or enter a direct link to the image (for example, from a social network).

Note. The profile picture is only guaranteed to be displayed in Yandex.Mail. If your message recipient uses a different mail service, it may not support this feature and the recipient will not see your picture in the message header.

If you don't upload your profile picture, Yandex.Mail creates it for you automatically: your initials on a solid color background (for example, “AL” for Alice Little) or the first letter of the company name (for example, “W” for the “Wonderland” company).

Problems with the profile picture

I have uploaded a picture, but it is not displayed

If the picture is not displayed on the Sender information page or in the email list, you will have to wait a little. The system requires some time to load new information about the user. If the picture does not appear after a week, try clearing the browser cache.