Other mail clients

  1. Configure IMAP-based client
  2. Configure POP3-based client
  3. Configure send-only SMTP

You can configure any client that supports the IMAP, POP3, and SMTP protocols to work with Yandex.Mail.

Configure IMAP-based client

When using the IMAP protocol, the email client syncs with the server and saves the structure of folders in your mailbox. Messages that you send from the email client will be saved both on your computer and on the server, and you can access them from various devices.

Step 1. Configure your mailbox

  1. Open the “Email clients” section in Yandex.Mail settings.
  2. Select the following options: From the imap.yandex.com server via IMAP and App passwords and OAuth tokens.
  3. Save changes.
Note. If you want the emails to be kept for some time after they are deleted in the mail client, select Don't automatically delete emails marked as deleted in IMAP. Please note that they will be permanently deleted from the mailbox immediately after restarting the mail client.

Step 2. Create an app password

  1. Under Passwords and authorization, click Enable app passwords. Confirm the action and click Create a new password.

    If you have two-factor authentication enabled, just click Create an app password.

  2. Select the application type Mail.
  3. Come up with a password name. For example, you may enter the name of the app you're creating the password for. The password will be displayed in the list under this name.
  4. Click Create. The app password will be displayed in a pop-up window.
Restriction. You can only see the created password once. If you entered it incorrectly and closed the window, delete the current password and create a new one.

Step 3. Configure the client

Incoming mail
  • mail server address — imap.yandex.com
  • connection security — SSL
  • port — 993
Outgoing mail
  • mail server address — smtp.yandex.com
  • connection security — SSL
  • port — 465

To access the mail server, enter your username and the app password. Use the password that you created for the mail app in the previous step. If you are configuring email delivery from a mailbox such as “login@yandex.com, your username is the first part of the address before the “@” symbol. If you're using Yandex 360 for Business, enter your full email address as the username.

Attention. We do not recommend using your provider's mail server for sending mail in your name on Yandex.

IMAP support will be enabled automatically the first time you log in to the mail program.

Configure POP3-based client

When using POP3, all messages from the folders that you select in the menu Settings → Email clients will be saved by the mail client on your computer in the Inbox. If necessary, you can set up filters in the email client to automatically move messages to the desired folders. Messages you send will only be saved on your computer.

Step 1. Configure your mailbox

  1. Open the “Email clients” section in Yandex.Mail settings.
  2. Enable the From pop.yandex.ru server via POP3 option.
  3. Save changes.
Note. When downloading email from the server over POP3, Yandex.Mail backs up your messages on the server automatically. You can, however, delete them manually using the web interface. To remove email using an email client, use IMAP.

Step 2. Create an app password

  1. Under Passwords and authorization, click Enable app passwords. Confirm the action and click Create a new password.

    If you have two-factor authentication enabled, just click Create an app password.

  2. Select the application type Mail.
  3. Come up with a password name. For example, you may enter the name of the app you're creating the password for. The password will be displayed in the list under this name.
  4. Click Create. The app password will be displayed in a pop-up window.
Restriction. You can only see the created password once. If you entered it incorrectly and closed the window, delete the current password and create a new one.

Step 3. Configure the client

Incoming mail
  • mail server address — pop.yandex.com
  • connection security — SSL
  • port — 995
Outgoing mail
  • mail server address — smtp.yandex.com
  • connection security — SSL
  • port — 465

To access the mail server, enter your username and the app password. Use the password that you created for the mail app in the previous step. If you are configuring email delivery from a mailbox such as “login@yandex.com, your username is the first part of the address before the “@” symbol. If you're using Yandex 360 for Business, enter your full email address as the username.

Attention. We do not recommend using your provider's mail server for sending mail in your name on Yandex.

You can set up message delivery over POP3 from any folder, including Spam. To do this, go to Settings → Email clients and select the folders.

By default, when downloading folder contents using email clients, messages are not marked as read. If you want to mark the received messages as read, enable the corresponding option.

Configure send-only SMTP

Configuring single SMTP protocol is usually required on devices that only send emails but don't receive them.

Step 1. Configure your mailbox

  1. Open the “Email clients” section in Yandex.Mail settings.
  2. Select the following options: From the imap.yandex.com server via IMAP and App passwords and OAuth tokens.
  3. Save changes.

Step 2. Create an app password

  1. Under Passwords and authorization, click Enable app passwords. Confirm the action and click Create a new password.

    If you have two-factor authentication enabled, just click Create an app password.

  2. Select the application type Mail.
  3. Come up with a password name. For example, you may enter the name of the app you're creating the password for. The password will be displayed in the list under this name.
  4. Click Create. The app password will be displayed in a pop-up window.
Restriction. You can only see the created password once. If you entered it incorrectly and closed the window, delete the current password and create a new one.

Step 3. Configure the client

  • mail server address — smtp.yandex.com
  • connection security — SSL
  • Port: 465

To access the mail server, enter your username and the app password. Use the password that you created for the mail app in the previous step.