5: Sending Email, And Attachments

Sending From The MailShot App.


To create an email from MailShot- tap the group, then select an option from the menu. To hide email addresses for privacy, use “Send email (Bcc:)”. To let all addresses be visible, use “Send email (To:)” (this will allow someone to “Reply All” to the group).

To remove someone from a group for a little while, edit the group and deselect the checkmark next to their address. 

To send to several groups at once: tap “Multi”,  select your groups, then tap “Send” to open the email compose window.

To always place someone in the “To:” line, whenever sending to “Bcc:” (usually your own address), add the address under “When placing a group in Bcc” on the Mailshot page in the Settings app,

TIP: Your sent emails are accessible in the “Sent” folder of the Mail app. If you cancel and “Save to Drafts”, they will be accessible from the “Drafts” folder of the Mail app.

Add a Photo

You can add photos and attachments to an email, just as you would in the iOS Mail app:

Tap where you wish to add the photo, then release. Select “Insert photo or video” from the black pop-up menu. Or tap the shortcut button above the keyboard on iPad.

TIP You can also share multiple photos directly from Photos. See below.

Add a Document

To add documents from an iCloud drive, Dropbox and others, tap the right arrow again, and select “Add Attachment”.

add attachment

Sharing Documents From Other Apps

You can share files directly to a MailShot group using this button or, in some cases, a button marked “Share”.

This “Share Extension” can be used to share photos, documents, contacts, map locations, weblinks and many more items directly to your group. 


Use the switch to select whether you want to send in Bcc: or To:, then choose a group.

To share to several groups at once, tap “Multi”.

TIP: If you cannot see a MailShot icon in the top row, scroll to the right, and tap “More” . You can also change the order which your extensions appear in, for faster access.

NOTE: If a file is not sharing as expected, try sharing to Mail and see if that works. If so, please let us know from the Support button in the app.

Forward An Email


MailShot is one of very few iOS apps that will allow you to forward email to a group…

  1. Select a group in the MailShot app
  2. Tap “Copy to Clipboard”
  3. Switch to the Mail app
  4. Paste this group into the address line of your forwarded email. (Tap and hold, then select “Paste”)

Multitasking alongside other apps 

(Requires iOS 9 – 10, and iPad Air or Mini 3 or newer )
Swipe from the righthand edge of the screen to show the multitasking window, then swipe down from the top of the screen to change the selected app.

For iOS 11, see this Apple article


This allows you to address your email very easily by popping up Mailshot, selecting a group and copying it to the clipboard, then pasting it to the address line in Mail.

This video shows iPad multitasking in action in iOS10.

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47 thoughts on “5: Sending Email, And Attachments”

  1. If I have a group, let’s say “jokes,” and I want to send the email to everyone in the group but one or two people in that group, can I?

  2. I have an email in my inbox with a lot of recipients who I want to add to a MailShot group. How to do it without individually adding each person?
    If this isn’t a feature it should be.

  3. I have set up a group but I don’t want the list of contacts to be exposed. How do I make my list of contacts undisclosed to one another? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Tiffany,

      This is a standard email feature.

      Just be sure to select “Send Email (Bcc)”, or paste the MailShot group in the “Bcc:” line of the email instead of the “To:” line.

      Soluble apps.

  4. I have created a group but when it updates it goes to gmail rather than my ipad contacts, how do I redirect the groups to my ipad contacts?

    1. Hi Jim

      Thanks for getting in touch with your question, we’ll do our best to help.

      This article on the support page explains how to choose where MailShot stores its contact.

      If you need further help, please send an email from the “Support” button on the title page of the app, so that we can see how your device is currently configured.


    1. Hi Betty,

      If you have any problem it is best to ask using the “support” button on the title page of the app. That sends us useful information about how your device is set up, which can often help to pinpoint your problem quickly.


    1. Hi

      You can access saved drafts from the Mail app. From there you can complete editing the email, and send it to the original group.

      NOTE: If editing a long email in MailShot, be sure to tap “cancel” and “save to drafts” before leaving it for a while. there is a possibility that iOS may close the email without saving if it needs the memory for another app.


      1. I am not seeing the Drafts tab where is it located? Can I see it on my IPad? Urgent need to send group email today!

    1. You can do that like this…

      1. Select the group for To:, then tap “Copy to clipboard”
      2. Select the other group, and tap “Send Email (Bcc:)”
      3. Paste into the “To:” line of the email. (Long-press on the To line, then select “Paste”)

      The email will now be addressed to both groups, in different lines.


    2. How do I forward via email my list of names in a group to another person in the group to check to see if I have it complete

      1. You could do it like this:

        Select your group in Mailshot, then select “copy to clipboard” (a “clipboard” is the invisible place you copy and paste from)

        Then switch to the Mail app and create an email to your friend, pasting the group into the text area.

        TIP If you would like to make the group a bit easier to read, enable the switch for “Include carriage return” (on the Mailshot page in Settings) before you copy the group.

    1. MailShot uses the email system built in to your device. You will find your Sent and Drafts folders from the Mail app.

      Note that I recommend that you tap Cancel and Save to Drafts when switching to other apps partway through a long email, as there is always a risk that iOS may decide to close the email compose window if that memory is needed elsewhere.

  5. I’ve looked in every folder in Mail on iPad Pro and still cannot find the several group emails I’ve sent via MS Pro.

    1. Here is where things get put…

      MailShot uses the email system built into your device, so things work as they do in the Mail app.

      If you cancel and “save to drafts”, it will be placed in the Drafts folder in Mail.

      If the email is sent successfully to your server it will be placed in the Sent folder in Mail.

      If it is stuck and can’t reach your server, it will be placed in the Outbox folder in Mail, with an error message.

      The only time we have seen an email disappear is when someone did not actually send (perhaps the app was closed, without saving or sending?) , or they sent through a Yahoo server, to a.group containing a nonexistent @yahoo.com address. In which case, Yahoo will sometimes discard your entire email without warning.

      There arent many other possibilities- (changing email account, but not still connecting to your old account would not show emails sent through the old account, as an example)

      If you want to look more closely at this, please drop me a line with a support email, from inside the app.

    1. You could perhaps do this by using a different email account for sending your group email (I recommend iCloud.com), with its name set as desired. The Mail app can easily manage several email accounts at once.

      You can then send from that account by tapping the “From” line on the email before you send, or Place its address in “From” on the MailShot page in Settings to always use it for your group email.

      But note that you cant have it not reveal the sending email address, that is a condition of using email.


  6. How do I send a mail shot using my yahoo account? From mail shot when I click on send, I click email to and it goes to my original email address for from. I want to send mail recipients from my yahoo account

    1. Firstly, you need to have the account set up for iOS, and Mail enabled (in which case you will see its email in the Mail app).

      Then you can change which account you are sending any email from by tapping its “From:” line, before you send.

      TIP: you can make Mailshot default to using a particular account by entering its address in the “From:” line of the Mailshot page in the Settings app.

      1. How do I set up my yahoo mail acct on my IOS. I have set my default from in mail shot to my yahoo acct and it still is from my dfries3cfl.rr.com acct.

  7. I’m using MailShot on my Apple 12mini phone. I have a group with 60 recipients but when I try to send an email using Bcc it only shows 21 recipients. I have yet to hit send as I want to see what I can do to get all the recipients on the email.

    1. Hi Michael. This sounds like you only have some of the group selected using the checkmarks down the right of the page. Tap “All” to reselect everyone.

      When only some are selected, you will see something like (21 of 60) by the group name. If all are selected you will see a single number, say (60), there.

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