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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.