These days, almost everyone on earth has an email address, and many people have more than one. With all the different people in our lives – friends, family, coworkers, etc. – it’s impossible to keep track of all of those email addresses by memory. And the thought of trying to organize everything into a paper address book is overwhelming just thinking about it. Luckily, most email services, including QQ Mail, let you save and organize your contacts quickly and easily.
In this post, we’ll walk you through the process of adding and deleting contacts in your QQ Mail account. The qqmail service has a couple different ways to add new contacts, including really convenient tools to import all of your contacts from another email account. We’ll look at all of the options so you can use the one that’s best for you.
How to add contacts in QQ Mail
First, make sure you are logged into your qqmail account so that you’re looking at your inbox. If you aren’t sure how to sign in, refer to our post of signing in and out of QQ Mail before proceeding.
Once you are looking at your inbox, you will go to the “Contacts” section of your account by clicking on the link that says “Contacts” in the left sidebar.
From here, you have three different ways to add new contacts in QQ Mail: adding manually one at a time, importing from a mobile device, and importing from another email account.
How to add contacts manually one at a time in QQ Mail
If you just need to add a couple people into your email contacts and you have their information handy, you can add a new contact manually. It’s very easy to do. On the Contacts page, near the top of the screen there is a blue button with a big “plus” sign on it. This is the “add new contact” button.
Note: if you have an empty contacts folder, like I do, you will also see a link that says, “No contacts. Add one.” This will do the same thing as the “+” button.
This will open up a fairly self-explanatory form for you to enter in the new contact’s information. You don’t have to fill in every field. If you don’t know or don’t need someone’s phone number, for example, that’s okay. But since this is your email contacts book, it’s best to have an email address for everyone you add.
After you enter in all the information you want (I would recommend at least their name and email address), click on the “Save” button at the top of the screen.
You will be taken back to the main qqmail Contacts page, and you should get a little green notification that says “Saved successfully”. Also, the new contact you just added should appear in the list now.
How to add contacts in QQ Mail from a mobile device
Back on the main Contacts page, next to the “+” sign to add a new contact manually (as discussed in the previous section), there is a little gray icon that looks like a mobile phone. This is the “import contacts from a mobile device” button.
Now, here’s the thing about this button. When I tried it, I got a popup window that presumably would have had some sort of verification to send the contacts from my phone into qqmail. Except in that popup, it said the page no longer existed. So I’m not sure if QQ Mail no longer supports this (which seems unlikely), or maybe the English version is just out of date. If you use the QQ mobile app, you might have better luck with his.
It’s also entirely possible that in the time that passes between when I tried to do this, and when you try to do this, it will have been fixed. It could work perfectly fine for you.
If the mobile import doesn’t work, there is a way to get around it – sort of. It involves using the “import from another email account” tool. My thinking here is that if your primary email service is already synced to your mobile device (which is common with Gmail/Android, Outlook/Windows Phone, etc.), then importing from your email is indirectly importing from your mobile device. We’ll look at that in the next section.
How to import contacts in QQ Mail from another email account
If you use some other email service as your primary account, you can most likely import all your email contacts from that account into qqmail. Not every email platform is available to do this, but most of the big ones are.
To get started, go back to the main Contacts page, and go to the third button at the top of the screen. It says “Tools”, with a little arrow pointing down. Click on it.
This will open a drop-down menu of different tools you can use to import contacts. The first option in the list can be used if you have another qqmail email account that you want to import contacts from. The second option lets you import from other email services. The third one lets you import contacts from a file, which I imagine would work with a spreadsheet in Excel.
For the purposes of this tutorial, let’s click on the “Import contacts from other mailboxes”.
Clicking on that option will create a little popup where you will enter the information of the email account you want to import from.
It’s a good idea to double check whether your email platform is supported here. To do that, click on the little arrows next to the email domain “@163.com”. Hotmail, Gmail, and Yahoo email addresses are supported.
Just select the correct email domain, and make sure you don’t get mixed up by selecting “@yahoo.cn” instead of “@yahoo.com”, for example. Then, enter your email address and the password for that other account. Finally, make sure that the “Import to:” field is set to “Contacts”, and click “OK”.
The import process could take a few minutes depending on your connection and how many contacts you have. If it doesn’t work for some reason, I would recommend checking the settings in your other email account. There might be an option there to export your contacts. If so, you would just enter your qqmail email address and password to send the address book over.
How to edit and delete contacts
When you are looking at the main Contacts page, the top of the screen will normally display those three buttons we talked about in previous sections of this post: the “+” button, the “mobile” button, and “tools”.
However, if you mark the checkbox next to any contact in the list, a new set of buttons will appear: “compose”, “delete”, “add to group”, and “merge”. The blue button with the “X” looks like it would mean delete, but it actually means “unselect”.
Note: if you only have one contact selected, the “merge” button will be grayed out. You need to have two or more contacts selected in order to merge them into one.
If you want to edit a contact, to add additional information or fix a mistake, you won’t click on any of these buttons. Just click on the contact itself, and you’ll be taken to another page with the option to edit.
Deleting a contact in QQMail is simple. Just select the contact by marking the checkbox, and click the “Delete” button.
Then, click “OK” to confirm you want to delete them.
You’ll get a notification that says “Deleted successfully”, and you will see that the contact is no longer in your list.
Now you know all the different ways to add contacts in QQ Mail, and also how to delete contacts. Managing groups of contacts is beyond the scope of today’s post. We’ll cover it later when we talk about tips and tricks in QQ Mail.
Make sure to check out our next post on saving important messages in QQMail.