How to Get a Free Yandex.Mail Account

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Creating a Yandex.Mail account with a new email address and plenty of online storage is easy — and free.

New Email Address, New Life Online?

Do you want to start a new life online and reinvent yourself, or merely add a new aspect to who you have been? Do you just want to try a different email service, perhaps, get more online storage or another place to archive old mail?

Whatever your motivation, a new account is easy to create at Yandex.Mail. You get a fresh email address, of course, plenty of storage, a rich web interface and IMAP as well as POP access as well.

Get a Free Yandex.Mail Account

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

  1. Open the Yandex.Mail page.

  2. Click Create account.

  3. Type your first name under First name.

  4. Enter your last name under Surname.

  5. Now enter your desired Yandex.Mail user name—what will come before "@yandex.com" in your new email address—under Enter a username.

  6. Type the password you want to use for your Yandex.Mail account under Enter a password.

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

  7. Type the password again under Reenter to confirm.

  8. Pick a security question — which you will need to answer for authentication to recover your account and a lost password — under Security question.

  9. Enter the answer to your security question under Answer to the security question.

    Note that you can apply strategies that make a password harder to guess to your security answer as well. This can make it hard to reply correctly even for people who do know the answer. Do make sure you remember which obfuscation you used, though.

  10. Type your phone number — a number where you can receive SMS text messages — under Mobile number.

  11. Click Send code.

    Entering your mobile number is optional; if you prefer not to enter your number:

    Click I don't have a mobile phone number.

    Select a question you will have to answer to regain access to your account should you ever forget the password, for instance, under Security question.

    Enter the answer to the security question you picked under Answer to the security question.

    You need not answer truthfully — this might be more secure, after all; do make sure you remember your answer, though. Make sure the answer is nothing easily revealed about you, say with a search of the internet or through social networks.

    Enter the numbers and characters from the CAPTCHA image under Enter the characters.

  12. Make sure By clicking "Register", I agree… is checked.

  13. Do click Register.