6: Mailshot Settings

You can change various aspects of how MailShot behaves from the MailShot page of the Settings app.

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 (or type “Mai” into the search bar at the top of the page) and tap on that line.

Photo 580100 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 500 contacts. Disable any limits which don’t affect you.


Create Group Contacts

This controls whether MailShot creates special contacts in your address book for each group.

In iOS9 these are used to share groups to non-iOS devices, or devices pre iOS 8.3

These are used in iOS7 and 8 to send group email, by adding them to the address line. See Sending email with MailShot

To change the options for these contacts, tap “Group Contact Settings”, then see This Page for more info.

Play Sounds: Turn this switch off to disable sounds in the app.

Email Sharing:  This creates an email containing a list of names and addresses in the group, by tapping a share button which appears at the top right of the members page. This feature will be removed soon, as you can now simply use “copy to Clipboard” and paste it into an email.

The next two options are for sorting, and how members names appear

Show Surname First will show the content of the string used for sorting members. Typically this will be the surname, then the first name. 

Sort On Full Name will change the order to be based on the members full name, not the sort string

The next two options are to do with how MailShot adds contacts to your groups

Check On Add tests all email addresses for validity as they are added. This checks the 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, It is far more likely that your email address is wrongly constructed than that it is being rejected incorrectly. Please let us know if you think you have an incorrect rejection.

The next three options are to do with where MailShot saves its data, as this changed in MailShot 4

Typically you want Save To Shared Folder, and Load From Shared Folder enabled, and Save To Public Folder left disabled.

Show Pop-Up This disables the TextShot ad on the title screen, in case you have already bought it (or are simply sick of seeing the ad.)

The next group is for iCloud

Use iCloud disables iCloud entirely from the app. You would only use this if it was causing you a problem

Display Errors makes the app show pop-up error messages from iCloud

Resynch iCloud makes the app attempt to synchronise your groups again

Wait for initial synch stops the initial synchronisation message from appearing at all (a temporary debug addition)



Thanks for reading this guide, we hope you found it useful.

Again, if you have any problems please see our support page for answers to the most common user questions we receive.

If you are still stuck and need assistance, or have suggestions for features you would like to see in future versions of MailShot, please contact us on support@solubleapps.com.

If you find MailShot useful, please support our work by rating or reviewing us on the App Store if you can spare the time, it is always appreciated. A link is provided for this on the title page of the app.

Peter Johnson
Soluble Apps

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8 thoughts on “6: Mailshot Settings”

  1. I made a mistake when I created a new group. I named it Christmas List – 2014 instead of Christmas List – 2013. How do I edit & change it’s title?

  2. How do I change my own outgoing email address? I now want to use MailShot with my school-provided email address instead of my personal one.

    1. This is controlled by the Mail system in your device. Any new email will be created using the “default” email account.

      You can change this from the ‘Mail, Contacts Calendars’ page of the Settings app. Scroll down to the ‘Email’ panel, and change the account shown as ‘Default’

      You can also change the account used to send an individual email, by tapping the ‘Cc Bcc/From’ address line of the email before you send.

  3. Mailshot upgrade was working and now it is not. It says “this device is not configured to send emails”. Please fix it on my iPad.

    Thank you,


    1. Hi Sabrina

      This is not a problem with MailShot. You will find that you now cannot send email from the Mail app on your device, or many other apps. (The Gmail app, which I would guess you are using, uses its own account settings).

      Set up your email account from the Mail page of the Settings app. If you do not have the Mail app on your device, reinstall it from the App Store.

      This will restore things to normal.

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