Sending From The MailShot App.
To create an email from MailShot- Select the group, then tap “Send Email (To:)” or “Send Email (Bcc:)”. Use “Bcc :” to hide email addresses for privacy.
To view the group before you send, tap the address line of the email. You can also make a temporary edit to the group there.
To select several groups at once: tap “Multi”, select groups, then tap “Send”.
TIP: Sent emails are accessible from the “Sent” folder of the Mail app.
If you cancel and “Save to Drafts”, they are accessible from the “Drafts” folder of the Mail app.
Attaching Photos and documents
You can add attachments to an email, just as you would in the iOS Mail app:
Add a photo to an email
Tap and hold where you wish to add the photo, then release. Select “Insert photo or video” from the black pop-up menu.
TIP: The iPad has a shortcut button to insert photos provided above the keyboard. (iOS9 and higher)
TIP You can also share directly from the Photos app. See below.
Add a document to an email
In iOS9 you can add documentS from an iCloud drive, or Dropbox in a similar way.
Tap the right arrow again, and select “Add Attachment”.
The “Location” button on the top menu bar selects which service to get documents from.
Sharing Documents From Other Apps (iOS 8 and above)
You can share files directly to a MailShot group from this button, which appears in tens of thousands of apps or, in some cases, from 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.
It creates an email addressed to your group, containing the relevant data. Use the “To:” and “Bcc:” selector to say which address line you would like the group placed into.
TIP: If you cannot see a MailShot icon in the top row, scroll to the right, and tap “More” . You can also sort your extensions into order there, for faster access.
To share to several groups at once: tap “Multi”, select your groups, and tap “Send”.
NOTE: If a file is not sharing as expected, try sharing to Mail and see if that gives a different result. If so, let us know ( unless the file is being shared from iCloud drive. There seem to be a few issues there, as Dropbox and other apps cannot share from it either)
Forwarding An Email
MailShot is still one of very few apps which allow you to forward email to a group…
- Select a group in the MailShot app
- Tap “Copy to Clipboard”
- Switch to the Mail app
- Paste this group into the address line of your forwarded email. (Tap and hold, then select “Paste”)
To forward email to a shared group, see the section above.
Using Groups From Other iOS Devices.
NOTE: use iCloud instead, unless you are sharing to a pre-ios8.3 device
MailShot creates special group contacts which are shared to all your iOS devices.
To create email to a shared grop, select it in the Contacts app then tap its email address.
TIP: If you need to forward or send as Bcc: to a shared group, copy the address line from Contacts (long press, and”Copy”), and paste to the address line of your email in the Mail app. (long press, and “Paste”)
Multitasking MailShot alongside other apps
(Requires iOS 9 or higher, 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.
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.
iOS 7/8 ONLY:
MailShot creates a special ‘contact’ in your address book.
Address your email to that contact from ‘Mail’, or any one of tens of thousands of compatible apps on your device, to send your email to the entire group.
- Use Mail (or a Mail-compatible iOS app) to compose the email.
- Tap the ‘To’ or ‘Bcc’ line of your email, then tap the blue ‘+’ to select the MailShot contact from your contact list. (TIP: not from the Groups page)
- Tap “Send”
TIP Don’t type the group name directly into the ‘To’, ‘Cc’ or ‘Bcc’ lines. This may cause your device to use an out-of-date version of your contact, or it may only go to the first person in the group.
TIP Address your email last, just before you tap send. (this avoids a bug in Mail if you switch apps)
If you have any problems or questions, please see our Support page, which contains answers to all the questions we receive most often, or send us an email from the “Support” button on the title page of MailShot.
As the use of this method is not possible since the changes made in iOS9, we suggest that learning the new methods MailShot now provides would be a better choice.
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