Yandex IMAP Settings: How to Set Up your Yandex Account

Wish to add your Yandex mailbox to your email client? With these current IMAP settings & your app password, you're done in no time!

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Yandex IMAP Settings: How to Set Up your Yandex Account
Last verified: Dec 2023

Yandex Email Settings with App Password

When thinking of Yandex, most associate the brand with the term "search engine". No wonder, since (formerly is the biggest search engine in Russia with a market share of over 48% in 2019. However, Yandex is actually much more: Beeing an multinational internet company, Yandex offers a wide range of digital products, including online advertising, the Yandex Browser and even smart home technology. And, of course, email services.

If you're one of the million users of Yandex.Mail, you might want to add your Yandex email account to your email client. Or simply migrate your existing email data to Yandex (or from Yandex to another account). For every scenario, you need one thing: The Yandex IMAP settings. To make your life easier, we've compiled the current Yandex email settings in one place and even included a short tutorial on how to generate a Yandex app password!


Yandex Email Setup with IMAP

If you wish to set up your Yandex email account on your email client, you'll need to have Yandex IMAP and SMTP settings at your fingertips. Plus, you need to generate an app password for your Yandex account.


How to Generate a Yandex App Password

To generate an app password for your Yandex account, follow these steps:

1. Log in to your Yandex ID account and go to App passwords.
2. Click on Create an app password.
3. Add a name for the app password so you are able to differentiate different use cases (e.g. "mail client password").
4. Click on Next
5. The app password will be displayed in a pop-up window. Copy the app password for later reference.

⚠️ The app password will only be visible once, so don't forget to copy it!

➡️ Now that you've got your app password, proceed with your setup by utilising the Yandex IMAP settings below!



Yandex IMAP Settings

Use these settings to set up your incoming emails via IMAP (recommended).

IMAP Port993
IMAP SecuritySSL
Username Your Yandex email address
Password Your app password


Yandex SMTP Settings

In order to send emails from your Yandex address, it is necessary to add the following SMTP settings for outgoing messages:

SMTP Port465
SMTP SecuritySSL
Username Your Yandex email address
Password Your app password


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Yandex POP3 Settings

In case you choose POP3 over IMAP to set up your Yandex email account in your email client, ensure to utilize the following settings for incoming emails:

POP Port995
POP SecuritySSL
Username Your Yandex email address
Password Your app password


What is the difference between POP3 and IMAP?

When setting up your Yandex email, one decision you need to make is whether to use IMAP or POP for incoming emails.

If you opt for IMAP, any modifications you make to your emails (such as deletions or marking them as read) will be synchronized across all the devices you use to access your email. On the other hand, with POP, changes will only be reflected on the device where you initially downloaded the messages. When adding your Yandex email settings to your email clients, it’s essential to consider your personal needs and preferences to determine which protocol suits best.

A general advise is to choose IMAP over POP, as it allows you to access the same emails on multiple devices like smartphones, tablets, and PCs. However, if you have a large mailbox and need to conserve storage capacity, POP becomes the preferable option. With POP, emails are downloaded to your device, freeing up storage space in your Yandex mailbox.


Smooth Email Transfer: Yandex Email Migration Guide

Migrating your emails from Yandex or to Yandex is very easy. By relying on an email migration tool such as MailJerry and using your Yandex IMAP setting, you can finish the email migration in a few minutes!

➡️ Download our free email migrator or conveniently start the email migration directly in your browser.

➡️ Open MailJerry and select "New Migration".

➡️ Select the account type and fill in the email credentials and mailserver name for your current email account in the "Existing Address" fields.

➡️ For the "New Address" section, input the IMAP settings corresponding to your new email account (e.g., the Yandex IMAP settings).

➡️ Begin the migration by clicking on "Start Migration".

Wait for the email migration from or to Yandex to complete.

🎉 That's it! You can now access your old emails in your new email account!