How to Get a Free Yandex.Mail Account

An alternative to Gmail and Outlook

Screenshot of the Yandex.Mail inbox

Creating a Yandex.Mail account with a new email address and plenty of online storage is easy and free. You get a fresh email address, plenty of storage, a rich web interface, and IMAP as well as POP access.

To set up a new Yandex.Mail account and email address:

  1. Go to Yandex.Mail.

  2. Select Create an Account. The registration page opens.

    Yandex Mail home page with the Create an Account button highlighted
  3. In the First name text box, enter your first name.

  4. In the Surname text box, enter your last name.

  5. In the Enter a login text box, enter the user name you want to use. This will be the first part of the email address, which will be followed by

    Yandex suggests several logins for you. Choose one of the suggestions, or try your own to see if it is available.

    Screenshot of Registration page
  6. In the Enter a password text box, type the password you want to use for your Yandex.Mail account. In the Confirm password text box, enter the password again.

    A strong email password is long, easy to remember for you, and hard to guess for anybody else.

  7. In the Mobile phone number text box, enter a phone number where you can receive SMS text messages.

    Entering your mobile number is optional. If you don't want to enter your number, select I don't have a mobile phone number. Then, select a question and enter the answer to the security question. You'll use this question and answer to regain access to your account if you forget the password.

  8. Select Send Code.

    Yandex Mail registration screen with the "Send Code" button highlighted
  9. Enter the code you receive by SMS and select Register.

    Yandex Mail registration page with the Register button highlighted
  10. Select Accept.

    Yandex Registration screen with the Accept button highlighted
  11. Wait while Yandex logs you in to your new email account.

  12. In the Never Miss a Message window, select Turn on Notifications to receive browser alerts when you are not in your Yandex.Mail account.

To access your Yandex.Mail account,