What is QQMail?
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.
QQ Mail or qqmail is China '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.
If you want a more extense explanation, just check our what is qqmail for page.
Create a qqmail account yourself
- STEP 1:
Your first step is to go to the sign up page. Google the search term “QQ sign up” or directly click into: https://en.mail.qq.com/
Then click on Sign Up to create account
Now you need to fill in the different boxes with your information. In the first box, start typing your nickname and the second your password, do not forget that your password has capital letters and numbers and some special character to make it more secure.
Remember, if you dont have a chinese phone, check our Account Creation Service or send us an email at email@example.com, so that we can help you with this step.
After clicking on send code, a small challenge will appear, which in this case is to move a piece in the form of a hexagon to complete a puzzle
Continue by picking a nickname. It can be anything you want and it appears that it doesn’t have to be unique, since you’ll get a unique QQ ID number as your account identifier. Then, choose a password that meets the requirements stated in the little popup box, and enter it again to confirm it.
The QQ Mail sign up page will let you know how strong or weak your password is, but it will allow you to continue with a weak one (although this isn’t really recommended).
Type the verification code in the box at the bottom to prove you aren’t a robot, make sure the box is checked indicating you’ve read the fine print, and click “Sign up now”.
IMPORTANT! If you just go typing your phone number in right now, it won’t work because it’s set to accept only numbers from mainland China. If your phone number isn’t Chinese, click on the link that says “select your country/region”, and then pick your country with the appropriate code from the list. If it doesnt work, feel free to contact us.
STEP 7 :
After that, you can enter your mobile phone number and you should get a free SMS text message within a matter of seconds that contains a 6-8 digit code. Type that code into the box, and submit it. If it is the right code, you should be taken to a page telling you that QQ Mail sent an activation email to the address you used to sign up.
Next, you need to check your email for the activation link. I used Gmail to sign up for qqmail and it was sent to my “Updates” tab, but your mileage may vary. Click the big ol’ link in the body of the email.
Tadaa! Your QQ Mail is all set up and you can log in by pressing the big green button.
And here’s something neat. Instead of scribbling your new QQ number down on a post-it note, click on the tiny button that looks like a notepad next to the ID number. This will download a text file that you can open in Notepad.
To learn how to sign in and out of your new qqmail account, check out our post: How to open and close a session in QQ Mail
How we can help you get a QQMail Account
We always encourage our viwers to always try to create the account yourself. Even if you don't have a chinese phone, at least try it once, sometimes it works.
However, if you don't suceed, we got you covered!
With our creation service we will provide a chinese contact that will help you get a fully verified QQMail account with your own Phone!
Avoid hacks and scams. The account will fully belong to you.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any doubts.
How to download QQMail
How to Sign In to QQMail
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”.
At this point, you’ll sign into your qqmail just like any email account. In the first field, type in your primary email address.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.
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.
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.
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.