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:
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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 Mail 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:
- Check the box next to the message you want to move.
- Click on the same “Move to…” button from the first method.
- 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.