How to Delete a Yandex.Mail Account

Close out your Yandex email account and delete it completely

If you're a Yandex.mail user, you know that the popular free email client from Russia-based Yandex offers many of the same features—such as POP, IMAP, filtering, and unlimited storage—as other email heavyweights. Still, should you need to close your account, Yandex makes the process fairly straightforward. It's permanent, too: It will delete your account and all associated messages (including ​folders and labels).

A photo of a finger pressing a delete button on a keyboard
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Here's how to cancel your Yandex.mail account:

  1. Log in to the Yandex.mail account you want to delete.

  2. Select your email address and avatar near the top right corner of Yandex.Mail.

    Yandex inbox with account menu open
  3. Select Account settings from the menu that appears.

  4. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the Account Settings page, and follow the Delete account link.

    Yandex account settings bottom.
  5. Review the list under The following Yandex services are currently active on your account. Copy any data you want to keep from any of these services. Yandex will delete all data listed.

    Review Yandex services before delete
  6. Enter the answer to your security question under Answer near the bottom of the page.

  7. Type the letters and numbers from the Captcha image under Enter the symbols from the picture on the left.

    Yandex confirm account delete
  8. Press Delete account.

  9. Another window will pop up asking you to confirm the account deletion again. This is your final warning. Press Delete account again to remove the account.

    Yandex final account delete confirmation

That's it. Your Yandex.mail account is closed. From this point on, no one will be able to re-create an account using your credentials, and anyone sending email to the account will receive a delivery failure message.