5: Sending Email, And Attachments

Sending From The MailShot App.


To create an email from MailShot- Select the group, then tap “Send Email (To:)” or “Send Email (Bcc:)”.


Using “Bcc :” will hide email addresses for privacy. Using “To:” will allow anyone to “Reply All” to the group.

If you wish to view the group before you send, tap the address line of the email. You can also add or remove people there before sending.

To send to several groups at once: tap “Multi”,  select your 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 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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31 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. 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.


    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.

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