You can change various aspects of how MailShot behaves from the MailShot page in the Settings app. To find it tap the Settings icon (typically on the home page of your device), scroll down through the application icons until you find MailShot or MailShot Pro, and tap on that line.
100 Contacts When enabled, MailShot will show a warning if you create a group containing more than 100 email addresses, as this exceeds the limit set by many email providers. See our support page for more information, and alternatives.
Options are also given for 200 contacts and 500 contacts, to give the most common limits. Disable any limits which don’t affect you.
This controls whether MailShot saves contacts it creates to the device’s default address book.
TIP The default address book is set in the Contacts section of the “Mail, Contacts Calendars” page in the “Settings” app, this is only visible when you have more than one address book.
If “Use Default” is disabled, MailShot will save to the first address book it finds in this list:
- CardDAV (iCloud) typically iCloud, although some other services look the same.
- Exchange used for Outlook and Gmail contacts, and company accounts.
- CardDAV (Yahoo) typically Yahoo.
- CardDAV (Google) a CardDAV account with Google (these accounts are rare, Exchange is more common)
- Local Address Book (an address book local to your device- you will only be likely have one if you don’t have iCloud)
- CardDAV (null) This is the type Facebook use, and it is disabled by default as you cant store MailShot contacts to Facebook.
- MobileMe is disabled by default, as it has been replaced by iCloud.
Disable the address book types you DONT want to be used. For example- if you have both iCloud and Exchange address books, and want MailShot to store contacts to Exchange, disable the iCloud switch.
Additional email address formats
MailShot uses a special address format for compatibility with most iOS apps.
This slider creates an additional, more conventionally-formatted, email address in the MailShot contact.
This additional format may allow you to use MailShot groups with other contacts services or platforms.
NOTE: Please take extra care to choose the correct email address when you have two addresses available. iOS is always listed first.
Play Sounds.Turn this switch off to disable sound in the app.
The next two options are to do with how MailShot adds contacts to your groups-
Add automatically adds a contact with a single email address to your group, without showing an address picker.
Add All Addresses makes MailShot add every known email address for a contact.
When this setting is OFF, you will see an address picker for any contact with multiple email addresses that you select, so you may choose which addresses to add. With this setting ON, all addresses are automatically added.
Check On Add tests for validity whenever an email address is added. This will check that it is a valid address format, to catch common errors such as forgetting the @ sign.
Only disable this check if you are certain that you have a valid address that is being rejected when you add it to the group, From the experience of our users it is far more likely that your email address is wrongly constructed than that it is being rejected incorrectly. Please let us know about any incorrect rejection.
NOTE: this switch has nothing to do with rejections received when attempting to SEND email. See our support page for assistance with that.
Attempt To Fix enables code to fix a few common problems in contact names, by adding quotation marks. This setting takes effect when you tap “Update” on the MailShot group.
Carriage Returns MailShot normally adds characters to split up long address strings, avoiding a problem when the address string becomes too long for some email servers. This disables that option for you.
Show Pop-Up This disables the FAQ ad on the title screen, in case you have already bought it (or are simply sick of seeing the ad.)
Show Help re-enables some basic-level tips that are shown when you first run MailShot, you will only see these under certain circumstances.
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