How to Access a Yandex.Mail Account in Email Programs Using IMAP

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Using IMAP, you can add Yandex.Mail (including sent mail and folders) to just about any email program.

Your Email in More Than One Place

If you use Yandex.Mail on the web and in your browser exclusively, all messages are stored on the server — exclusively (except for any backup copies Yandex keeps, of course). How about having copies of your own on your own computer or backup tape?

How about combining these copies with the email program you prefer? How about getting the speed it brings as well as its convenience for your Yandex.Mail messages? How about using, say, Gmail, Outlook.com, and Yandex.Mail side-by-side without combining the accounts and forwarding?

IMAP Access to Yandex.Mail Email

With IMAP access to Yandex.Mail, you not only get copies of your Yandex.Mail emails as they arrive; you also get access and can use all folders you have set up online for organizing mail (while Yandex.Mail labels, alas, are not available). Whether you delete, file or flag an email or mark it unread, your actions will synchronize automatically with Yandex.Mail on the web and in any other email programs that also access the account using IMAP.

To set up Yandex.Mail IMAP, all you need to do is make sure IMAP access is enabled for your account and use the correct settings for adding it to your (IMAP) email program.

Access a Yandex.Mail Account in Email Programs Using IMAP

To make sure Yandex.Mail is accessible through IMAP:

  • Click the All settings gear () in Yandex.Mail's top navigation bar.
  • Select All settings from the menu that appears.
  • Now follow the Connect to email clients link.
  • Make sure From the imap.yandex.com server via IMAP is checked under Use a mail client to retrieve your Yandex mail.

Set Up Yandex.Mail Using IMAP in an Email Program

With Yandex.Mail IMAP access enabled, you can set up a new IMAP email account in your iOS Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird email program. For other email programs, set up a new IMAP account in it using the following generic IMAP and SMTP settings.

Yandex.Mail IMAP Settings (Incoming Mail):

  • IMAP server: imap.yandex.com
  • Port: 993
  • TLS/SSL: Yes
  • Username: your full Yandex.Mail email address
  • Password: your Yandex.Mail password

Yandex.Mail SMTP Settings (Outgoing Mail):

  • SMTP server: smtp.yandex.com
  • Port: 465
  • TLS/SSL: Yes
  • SMTP authentication: Yes
  • Username: your full Yandex.Mail email address
  • Password: your Yandex.Mail password