Here are some ways to protect your mailbox
To protect your account from hacking or stealing, link your phone number to your account or enable two-factor authentication. This will create a second level of defense for your account and make it easier to restore access if you lose it.
If you don't want to use two-factor authentication, you can take steps to make your password more secure:
- Think of a strong password
- Never tell your password to anyone
- Don't use the same password on multiple services
- Protect your access recovery channels
- Keep a backup copy of your emails
Think of a strong password
Follow our tips for creating a strong password that is difficult to brute-force or guess.
Never tell your password to anyone
You're the only person who knows your password from the moment you register. Don't disclose your password to anyone and never enter it on suspicious websites to avoid it falling into the wrong hands.
It's much safer to create unique passwords for programs and apps such as email clients.
Don't use the same password on multiple services
If a scammer learns your password through one of the services you use, they will definitely try using it on other popular resources, social networks, and videogames.
If you have accounts on many different services, it might be difficult to remember all of your passwords by heart. A password manager may come in handy. However, you should remember to check reviews for applications and extensions you're about to install before entrusting them with your personal data.
Protect your access recovery channels
Try to take measures to stop hackers from recovering access to your account:
After verifying your phone number, make sure that it remains up to date. If you get a new phone number, go to Phone numbers and update the information immediately.
If you're using backup email addresses to restore access to your mailbox, make sure each one is protected as well as your main Yandex account: create a strong password and verify your phone number.
If your only way of access recovery is a security question, please read our recommendations on making strong security questions.