How to create an email account using QQMail

In China and most of the Asian countries users take advantage of different online services and platforms, in comparison to those that are more common in America and Europe due to simple culture or more complex issues, such as banning and censorship that just do not let people from these nations to use services more known in the Western Hemisphere.

One case is QQMail, as one of the most known email services in China that practically goes unnoticed in America thanks to Gmail and Outlook, having plenty of advantages and possibilities for users in general, though.

In the next sections of this article we will be teaching you how to create an email account using QQMail, in order to use a platform with plenty of features that works excellent and even has compatible with Android devices, among other benefits as allowing to be set in the Outlook app as another default account.

Getting a new account in QQMail very easily

In order to start creating a new account in QQMail, there are certain steps that must be followed but that result very easy to carry out, giving the chance to enjoy of another email service completely in English, compatible with Android and with the Outlook app from Microsoft.

To start creating the QQMail account, we will access the URL address https://en.mail.qq.com/, using any of your favorite internet browser, such as Chrome, Mozilla, Edge, Opera, Safari or another of your choice. A page similar to this must be loaded a few seconds later.

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Like this, we will able to see the QQMail homepage and different options available, but the one that actually interests us right now is this one that says “Sign Up”, which will take us to the process of getting the new, being a simple registration procedure.

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Another page will be immediately opened in another window or tab, depending on the browser of choice showing the registration page. First, we will enter the nickname we want, a related password to have access to the account in a secure way, along with a valid mobile phone number.

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At the moment of introducing the password, the system will require at least 8 characters on it, along with a symbol to make it more secure and no spaces. Three green checkmarks will appear.

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Following, when we introduce the mobile phone number and corresponding country of the list, a code space and a “Send” button will appear, and by clicking on such code it will be received on the phone, and then it must be entered on the platform.

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When the code is entered in the correct way, the next step is to click on the “Sign Up Now” button and in no time a new page will be loaded, where the user can click on the “Login” option and start using the platform very easily.

In this last page, the platforms tells the users that if they do not use the platform in three days, the account will be deleted.

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What is QQ Mail and what is it for?

Most people in North America and Europe have never heard of QQ Mail, yet it’s one of the biggest email services in the entire world, comparable to Yahoo, and its associated social network QZone is second only to Facebook in terms of the number of active registered users. How can this be?

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The answer, in one word, is: China. Because so many websites that we take for granted here are blocked in China, they have no choice but to develop alternatives that are permitted by the government. QQ Mail or qqmail is the country’s most popular free email platform, and considering China’s sizeable population, that allows it to rank alongside major services like Yahoo and Gmail.

But qqmail isn’t just for people living in China – it’s become quite popular in countries like Japan and Korea, and as more and more businesses in Europe and North America begin to work with companies based in these Asian countries, it’s becoming increasingly clear that having a qqmail account makes these interactions much easier. Basically, anyone who routinely is in contact with people in China would benefit from a free qqmail account, whether it’s for school, business, or any other reason. Even if you’re just interested in meeting new people in China because you’re trying to learn Mandarin, for example, getting a qqmail email address is a great first step to being able to reach people there.

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How does QQ Mail work?

QQ Mail has a very simple interface, but it essentially works exactly the same as any other free email service like Yahoo, Gmail or Outlook. When you register for an email address, you’ll get a familiar-looking inbox with the ability to add contacts, send and receive messages, create email groups and send group messages, etc.

Although it is a very modern email service, it’s almost reminiscent of the old AOL or MSN accounts in that your qqmail email is automatically a username for QQ’s instant messenger. The difference being that, unlike your old AOL account, qqmail has options for voice and video chat, and pretty much everything else you would expect from an advanced email platform these days.

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What are the benefits of a QQ Mail account?

QQ is a whole lot more than email. If you’ve heard of the Chinese company Tencent, basically everything they own and operate falls under the QQ umbrella, either directly or indirectly. The QQ ID or account number that makes up your qqmail email address can also be used to access almost any other part of the Tencent/QQ universe.

Now, some of these features aren’t going to be practical for a majority of users outside of China because some are only offered in Chinese. But if you’re committed to the idea, you can use an automatic translator extension in a browser like Google Chrome and survive just fine. This would be helpful if you’re interested in connecting with people on QZone, China’s Facebook equivalent.

A relatively new feature that proves QQ?? is aware of its own global expansion is automatic translation of instant messages. For anyone doing business in China who doesn’t speak Chinese, this may very well be the best part about having a qqmail account.

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QQ Mail and WeChat messenger

Something that everyone can enjoy, however, is linking a QQ ID to the messaging app WeChat. If you aren’t already using WeChat, it’s also owned by Tencent and pretty similar to other apps you might be familiar with, like LINE or WhatsApp, at least for users outside of China (there are about a million and one things you can do on WeChat inside China that you can’t do outside the country).

There are some people who are interested in signing up with WeChat, but don’t want to have their mobile phone number linked to the account for whatever reason. While the exact requirements to sign up for WeChat do change from time to time, if there’s ever any way to get around the phone number requirement, it will be with a QQ Mail ID number.

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Signing up for QQ Mail can be a little tricky for users outside of China, so make sure you check out our post on how to create a qqmail account.