How to create a new folder in QQMail

Folders are one of the simplest and most intuitive ways to keep your email inbox nice and organized. The ability to create and manage folders is a basic function in modern email platforms, including QQ Mail. The good news is, QQ Mail makes it extremely easy to create new folders to organize your different categories of email, and managing those folders is pretty simple too.

In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through all the different ways you can create a new folder in QQMail so you can pick the one you like best. And at the end, I’ll also give you a quick look at how to manage the folders you’ve created.

For this post, I’m going to assume you already have created your qqmail account and know how to sign in and out of it. If not, make sure you check out those tutorials first. Here, we’re going to start with the main view of the QQ Mail inbox, like this:

How to create a new folder in qqmail – the easy way

The first way I’m going to show you to make a folder in QQ?? is my favorite, and I think it will be your favorite too because it’s incredibly easy to do.

Up at the top of your mailbox (but not the top of the screen), there are several different buttons. The button on the far right says “Move to…”. You can use this button to quickly and easily create a new folder in qqmail, and despite the wording of the button, you don’t have to have a message selected for it to work. So, start by clicking on the “Move to…” button.

Doing this will open a drop-down menu with all the folders that are currently in your account. At the bottom, there is the option to move to a “New folder…”. Click on this last option.

Now, you’ll get a popup box where you will type in the name of the new folder you want to make. It can be whatever you want – it just depends on what you intend to put in the folder. I always like to have a separate folder for receipts from online shopping, so I’m going to call my new folder “Receipts”.

Once you’re satisfied with the name of the folder, click “OK” to create it. And don’t worry – you can edit the name later if you change your mind.

You should get a temporary notification at the top of the screen letting you know that your folder was successfully created.

Now, your folder will appear in the left sidebar of your QQ Mail inbox. Look for the tab that says “My Folders”, and you should see that it has a plus sign next to it, which means you can click to expand it.

When you click on “My Folders”, it will unfold the list of all the folders that you have created. As you can see, my new “Receipts” folder is there, right where it should be.

How to create a folder in qqmail from a message

If you have a specific message that you want to move into a new folder right away, you can create the folder and move the message all in one fell swoop. You can do this from your inbox view or while reading the message, whichever is more convenient.

For example, if I’m checking my inbox and I see an email that I want to move into a new folder without even opening it, here’s what I do:

  1. Check the box next to the message you want to move.
  2. Click on the same “Move to…” button from the first method.
  3. Select “New folder…” just like before.

Alternatively, if you’re reading the email when you decide you want to move it to a new folder, all you have to do is click on the same “Move to…” button at the top of the mailbox, and select “New folder…”.

However you do it, you’ll get that same popup asking you to name the new folder. Just type in the name you want, and click “OK”.

If you create the new folder from a message using either of these two methods, your notification will be different from the “easy way”. You should get a notification saying “Message moved successfully”. That, of course, means that the folder was also created successfully.

How to create a folder in qqmail from settings

The last way you can create a new email folder in QQ Mail is through your mail settings. This is also how you can access all of your created folders in case you need to change or delete them.

First, go up to the top of the screen next to where your qq email address appears, and click on the “Settings” link.

This will take you to the general tab of your mailbox settings. To create a folder, you need to go to the tab called “Folders and Labels”.

The main view here is the system folders, which are the ones that came with your account and which you can’t change (e.g. Inbox, Trash, etc.). To create a new folder, you want to click on the button that says “My Folders”.

Here, you have a blue “New Folder” button to click, and the rest of the process is the same as before: name the folder, and click “OK”. Note that this tab also contains the two folders that I created in this tutorial (“Receipts” using the easy way, and “New folder” from a message). If you ever need to change the name of a folder, empty it, or delete it completely, you can do that here too (as indicated by the star).

So, as you can see, creating a new folder in your QQMail email is very easy to do, and you have several options depending on the situation and your preferences.

If you have other email accounts on other platforms and want to consolidate everything in one place with QQMail or your other email account, don’t miss our next tutorial on how to set up mail forwarding in qqmail.

How to send a message, file, image or video in QQ Mail

Once you know how to log in and out of your QQ mail account, the next step is to learn how to use its basic functions: sending an email message, and how to attach different types of files.

QQ mail has a very clean interface that makes all of this very simple. In this post, we’ll walk you through each of these processes step by step. First, start by logging into your qqmail so that you are looking at your inbox, and we’ll go from there.

How to send an email in qqmail

First, let’s learn how to send a basic email in qqmail. Look over to the left menu bar in your QQ mailbox. At the very top, there should be a button to “Compose” a new email message, with a little picture of a pencil and notepad next to it. Click on “Compose”.

This will take you to the page where you will write your new email and indicate who you want to send it to.

The first field that you can fill in on this page is the “To” field, which is who will be receiving your email. Type in the email address of the recipient or recipients into this top box.

Next, you can enter a subject so the recipient knows what the message is about before they open it. This isn’t required, but it is recommended for good email etiquette.

One cute thing about QQ?? is you are able to change the color of the text in the subject line. Now, I imagine this color will only show up to people who are also using QQ Mail, but if you want to give it a try, just like on the tiny color palette on the right-hand side of the subject line. You can choose from orange, green, purple, or the default color, black.

I went ahead and chose purple. Isn’t that cute?

Now, you can go ahead and write the body of your email in the big box labeled “Content”. This part is up to you, and you can say whatever you want or need to say to your contact. Of course, your email will be written with a different tone depending on whether you’re writing to your boss or buddy from college, but good email etiquette is good in any situation (e.g. don’t overuse all-caps – it looks like you’re shouting).

When you are satisfied with your message, all you have to do is click on the “Send” button. There is one at the top of the page and another one at the bottom, and you can use either one.

And that’s it! That’s all it takes to send a basic email in QQ Mail.

Read on to learn how to attach files, pictures, and videos to your email messages.

How to attach a file or image in qqmail

If you want to send a file to the recipient of your email, qqmail has a very simple way to do that. First, let’s rewind to the part where you had already indicated who will be receiving the email, the subject, and composed the body of the email.

Now, to attach any type of file that’s less than 50 Mb, all you have to do is click on the link that says “Attach files” next to a small paperclip icon. 50 Mb is big enough to accommodate most text documents, like Word doc or PDF, as well as small or low-quality image files.

This will open up your computer’s file explorer, where you will need to browse for the file you want. Where you go here will depend on where you saved the file you are going to attach. If you aren’t sure, good places to check are “Desktop” and “Documents”. When you find it, click to select, and then click “Open” in the file explorer to attach it to your email. You’ll know that the attachment is there because right above the “Content” of your email, there will be a tiny paperclip with the name of the file you attached.

You can use this exact process to attach an image or picture to your QQ Mail email. Watch how I will click “Attach file”, and browse for the desired image in my file explorer.

Now, you can see that my image is attached.

There is another way to attach a file or picture to your message in qqmail that is helpful if you have your file on the desktop, or if you don’t know exactly where on the computer the file is but you have it open in an explorer window. For files that you just downloaded from the internet, this could be a good option. Basically, you’re just going to “drag and drop”.

Click and drag the file or picture you want into the body of the email, and then release the mouse to attach it.

Tadaa! As you can see, the file is uploading and will be attached and ready to send in just a few seconds.

How to attach a video in qqmail

Video files tend to be on the large side, and some email programs aren’t able to send them as normal attachments. QQMail has the ability to send some video files the normal way, but it also has a special option for large attachments.

For example, I have this video file on my desktop that I want to attach to my message. I’m going to drag and drop it just like before.

And when I do, this message pops up saying that my attachment is over 20 Mb. QQMail recommends sending this as a large attachment, although since it’s under 50 Mb, you can still send it normally. If you send it as a large attachment, it will be stored temporarily so your recipient can download it, and then it will be removed so it doesn’t waste space in your email.

If your video file is larger than 50 Mb, you’ll have to send it this special way and won’t have the option to send as a normal attachment.

After you’ve attached whatever files you want, all you have to do is click the “Send” button and your email will be on its way to the recipients you indicated.

Overall, sending messages and file attachments in QQ Mail isn’t very different from most other email platforms. Once you’ve done it a couple times and get the hang of it, it will be a piece of cake and you won’t even have to think about what you’re doing anymore.

How to sign in and sign out of QQ Mail

Now that you’ve signed up for your QQ Mail account, it’s time to learn how to sign in and out so you can access your email from any computer while still protecting your information from other people on shared devices.

You might remember that the sign up process for qqmail was quite involved because you had to do an account verification via text message AND by clicking a confirmation link in your primary email. Well, the fun ain’t over yet, because the first time you try to sign in to your qqmail, things will be a little weird. But don’t worry, I’m here to walk you through each step.

How to sign in to qqmail

First, you’ll need to go to the login page for QQ Mail. Remember that this is a Chinese email service, so you’re going to want the English version of the sign in page. To get there, you can Google “qq mail sign in”, and your first result will be the English login page. Note the “en.” at the beginning of the URL – that stands for “English”.

This is what the sign in page for QQ?? looks like. I imagine they change the quotation periodically, so you might see something slightly different.

Here is a close-up of the URL in case you prefer to type the web address in directly, rather than going through a search engine like Google. It’s fairly simple to type in manually, and your internet browser will probably remember it the next time you want to sign in.

At this point, you’ll sign into your qqmail just like any email account. In the first field, type in your primary email address (i.e. the one you used to sign up with, like Gmail or Yahoo). If you saved or wrote down your QQ ID number after you set up your account, you can type that in instead. However, if you try to sign in the first time with your QQ Mail email address, which is your QQ ID followed by “@qq.com”, it probably won’t work.

Then, type in your password and enter the captcha code if necessary.

At the bottom of the login box, there is a little checkbox that says “Remember me”. If you are using your own private computer, checking this box is convenient because it lets you stay logged in all the time until you log out manually. But if you are using a computer that other people have access to, we recommend leaving this box UNCHECKED.

Ok, here’s the weird part about your first time logging in to qqmail. It’s going to ask you to “activate” your email. Isn’t that what I did when I entered the verification code from my text message and when I clicked the confirmation code in my email upon sign up? Well, apparently not. That set up your QQ Number, but now you have to confirm that you actually want to use your email. Don’t worry, this only happens the first time you log in.

Next QQ is going to ask you to share the news with your friends about your new qqmail email. Except, you probably don’t have any QQ friends yet. So, the only option you have here is to “skip”. Again, this is something that you only have to do the first time you sign in.

Now you finally have a verified, confirmed, activated, bona fide QQ Mail email account. There are some notes about what your new email capabilities are, like storage space and file size for attachments. When you’re ready to go to your brand new inbox, click on “Enter My Mailbox”.

Welcome to QQ Mail (but, like, for real this time). As you can see, your inbox layout is fairly simple. You have probably received a welcome message from QQ, and I sure hope there isn’t any life-or-death information in there, because it’s in Chinese. If you can read Chinese, you’re leagues ahead of me.

How to sign out of qqmail

Now, if you are using your own personal computer and aren’t worried about random people sneaking into your QQ Mail, there’s no need to sign out. However, if you’re on a shared device, it’s always smart to sign out of qqmail before leaving the computer. You can also sign out just so that you can sign in again and see that you don’t have to go through the whole “activation” rigmarole like you did the first time. Just find the “Sign out” link in the top-right corner and click on it.

When you see this page, you know that you’ve logged out of your qqmail account.

Now, just for fun, you can go back to the sign in page by clicking “Sign in again”. And from now on, when you log into qqmail, it will be the standard “username, password, go”. You might even be spared the captcha code if you’re on a computer that QQ Mail recognizes.

Oh, and if you’re curious about those Chinese characters up at the top next to “Business mail”… it will take you to the original qqmail sign in page in Chinese. So if I had to guess, I’d say that’s Chinese for “Chinese”.

If you think you can handle things from here, have fun with your new qqmail email address! For a guide on using the basic functions of your new account, see our post: How to send a message, video, image or file with QQ Mail.