Additional addresses

You can write to friends and colleagues from different addresses. You can use your main Yandex mail address for one situation, one of your email aliasesfor another situation, and a mailbox hosted on another service (like Gmail or Mail.Ru) for yet another one.

  1. Mail aliases
  2. Mail addresses in other services
  3. Choose an address to send messages from

Mail aliases

When you register a Yandex account, you receive the following email addresses:

  • primary address in your country's domain, such as alice.the.girl@yandex.com
  • additional addresses:
    • in country domains: ru (Russia), by (Belarus), kz (Kazakhstan), ua (Ukraine)
    • in the domain ya.ru
Note. The list of available addresses changes depending on the country specified in your Yandex.Passport.

These addresses are considered aliases of your primary email address.

Aliases are required to maintain the uniqueness of your username.

Note. If your username includes a period (e.g. alice.the.girl), you automatically receive an alias like alice-the-girl in addition to your domain aliases.

You can also use your phone number as an alias.

Mail addresses in other services

If you want to send email from your address hosted on another service (for example, Gmail or Mail.ru), add this address on the Email addresses page and verify your access. After confirmation, you will be able to choose either your Yandex address alias or 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 cheshire.katze@forestmail.com.

If you can't send messages from an address hosted on another mail service even though the importer is configured correctly, it means that this service's security rules prohibit sending messages through third-party services, including Yandex.Mail.

Choose an address to send messages from

For all messages

You can choose an address to use in the Sender information section. This alias will be used by default for all messages.

For a specific message

You can choose an alias on the page for composing a message. The alias you pick will only be used for this particular email.