1. xtremeled's Avatar
    As the title say, Apple has really screwed up email. How can you call an iPhone a business phone? A key part of today's business professional is email, This phone sucks for email. Starting an email and then trying to attach something? Not gonna happen here. Multiple attachments? not here. I am flabbergasted at the complete lack of up to date technology with respect to email. If you're building a toy phone then yes, email is not very important but, in this day and age where the world communicates thru email it begs the question, Why does the email on this phone have to provide such a challenge compared to every other platform out there? Perhaps an overhaul ov the system is in order. something to make iOS current.
    04-02-2015 05:06 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    The stock email app works fine for attachments if you take the time to learn how to do it. And it ain't rocket science.
    04-02-2015 05:09 PM
  3. sheailewis1's Avatar
    The stock email app is probably the worst of any recent OS. It's still usable though. I wouldn't mind seeing a overhaul of iOS, but the chances of that happening are slim.
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    04-02-2015 05:23 PM
  4. xtremeled's Avatar
    Please, enlighten me.
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    04-02-2015 05:25 PM
  5. Pale Wraith's Avatar
    Only issue I have with the stock Mail app is it's ugly compared to other stock apps.


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    04-02-2015 05:51 PM
  6. SmartFah's Avatar
    If the stock app doesn't suit your needs. There's plenty of email apps in the App Store.
    04-02-2015 06:04 PM
  7. HankAZ's Avatar
    If you're building a toy phone then yes, email is not very important but, in this day and age where the world communicates thru email it begs the question, Why does the email on this phone have to provide such a challenge compared to every other platform out there? Perhaps an overhaul ov the system is in order. something to make iOS current.
    I would challenge this statement. I work for a large IT consulting division of a large corporate entity. The majority of my "official" communication is not in the form of email. The bulk of my communication is done via voice calls, video chats and instant messaging. Of course, there is some email, but very little of it is.

    That said, I will agree that the stock email app has shortcomings, but it is adequate for my needs. If it's not good enough for your needs, there are other options.
    04-02-2015 06:09 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yes, the native Mail, Calendar, Reminders, and Notes App are arguably lacking in comparison to their 3rd-party counterparts, however, I would assume that they are sufficient for a lot of people. Am I hoping that Apple revamp the native Mail app and make it a bit more modern? Yep, but if they don't, no biggie. It is still sufficient for "my" email needs....
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 04-02-2015 at 10:06 PM.
    04-02-2015 06:38 PM
  9. iEd's Avatar
    I think with all the sharing functions in a iPhone along with Dropbox and other cloud drive platforms I don't see the necessity of email attachments in the traditional sense.
    It seems now days it's easier create the material and select the method of sharing in app. Email or Text is like bus or train.
    04-02-2015 06:59 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Please, enlighten me.
    You can't find how to add an attachment?


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    04-02-2015 07:00 PM
  11. SmartFah's Avatar
    You can't find how to add an attachment?


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    Honestly, I can't figure it out either. The only time I know how to send an attachment is when I'm using another app like OneDrive or Google Drive, and I decide to share the file via email.

    If I use the default app to create an email, I don't see an option to add an attachment. I've been using iOS since 2012, and I don't know how.

    When I create a new email, this is what I see.
    Where is the option to add an attachment?

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    04-02-2015 07:26 PM
  12. iEd's Avatar
    Honestly, I can't figure it out either. The only time I know how to send an attachment is when I'm using another app like OneDrive or Google Drive, and I decide to share the file via email.

    If I use the default app to create an email, I don't see an option to add an attachment. I've been using iOS since 2012, and I don't know how.

    When I create a new email, this is what I see.
    Where is the option to add an attachment?

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    04-02-2015 07:29 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Honestly, I can't figure it out either. The only time I know how to send an attachment is when I'm using another app like OneDrive or Google Drive, and I decide to share the file via email.

    If I use the default app to create an email, I don't see an option to add an attachment. I've been using iOS since 2012, and I don't know how.

    When I create a new email, this is what I see.
    Where is the option to add an attachment?

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    Boy, did apple miss the mark with Email-imageuploadedbytapatalk1428017417.189910.jpg


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
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    04-02-2015 07:30 PM
  14. Dwood1970's Avatar
    Use the Microsoft Outlook app. It's the easiest app I've found for attachments.


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    04-02-2015 07:34 PM
  15. xtremeled's Avatar
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    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    If I want to send a pic or video I'm good. If I want to send a file or 3 then, not so good
    04-02-2015 07:37 PM
  16. iEd's Avatar
    If I want to send a pic or video I'm good. If I want to send a file or 3 then, not so good
    Post # 14 try Microsoft Outlook app
    04-02-2015 07:40 PM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If I want to send a pic or video I'm good. If I want to send a file or 3 then, not so good
    Apps like Google Docs, Documents By Readdle and others handle those files and share to email.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    04-02-2015 07:50 PM
  18. Trees's Avatar
    I actually like the look/feel of the native iOS Mail app. Agree that adding the ability to attach non-photo/video attachments would be an improvement. Perhaps this option will appear in iOS 9? I think that iMore posted an article about this topic recently. iOS 8 wants: Better file attachment handling | iMore

    Now, HankAZ brought up a good point to consider. Less email is not a bad thing; particularly when an IM, quick call, or in person discussion can be used to communicate.
    04-02-2015 11:36 PM
  19. gordol's Avatar
    You can't find how to add an attachment?
    Reply to someone and try to add an attachment to the outbound message.
    Try to attach more than one file to a new email.
    Sending file attachments at all is only possible if you have a viewer app for that file type that uses the "share by email" function.
    04-03-2015 01:32 PM
  20. shief24's Avatar
    Lol just download another app that suits your needs better. In the time you wrote this post you could have just done that. I can't understand complaining about something that isn't your ONLY option. There are tons of email apps that do what you want.
    robbrick likes this.
    04-04-2015 12:02 PM
  21. zerog46's Avatar
    I agree with the above. Email is the worst form of communication these days. So insecure it's not even funny.


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    04-04-2015 12:39 PM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I rarely use email for private messaging. I mostly use it for biz and news letters.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    04-04-2015 07:52 PM
  23. Darran's Avatar
    I actually agree with the OP. He's not complaining there's no alternative and he's not asking how it's done he's just discussing the fact that the iOS mail app is somewhat lacking I comparison to our email needs.

    I'm not a fan of third party apps that replace stock iOS apps. It's nothing more than I just don't like the app clutter. I think a lot of the restrictions relate to the lack of iOS file manager. For instance the reason we can currently only attach photos or video from within the mail app is because of there being a stock photo and video repository. iBooks is not a stock iOS app so there's no stock pdf storage or handling to then allow us to attach a pdf to an email reply or new email.

    I think it will be some time and a big redesign before Apple are able to implement proper file attachments.
    04-05-2015 04:35 PM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I actually agree with the OP. He's not complaining there's no alternative and he's not asking how it's done he's just discussing the fact that the iOS mail app is somewhat lacking I comparison to our email needs.

    I'm not a fan of third party apps that replace stock iOS apps. It's nothing more than I just don't like the app clutter. I think a lot of the restrictions relate to the lack of iOS file manager. For instance the reason we can currently only attach photos or video from within the mail app is because of there being a stock photo and video repository. iBooks is not a stock iOS app so there's no stock pdf storage or handling to then allow us to attach a pdf to an email reply or new email.

    I think it will be some time and a big redesign before Apple are able to implement proper file attachments.
    Who said the OP was complaining? From what I gather, some of the responses support his opinion and some indicate contentment with the native Mail app. The good thing about it is the fact that we have choices. Do I wish Apple would overhaul the native Mail app? Yes, but if they don't I won't lose any sleep over it because there are alternatives I can choose from should I need to.
    04-05-2015 06:37 PM
  25. Darran's Avatar
    Who said the OP was complaining? From what I gather, some of the responses support his opinion and some indicate contentment with the native Mail app. The good thing about it is the fact that we have choices. Do I wish Apple would overhaul the native Mail app? Yes, but if they don't I won't lose any sleep over it because there are alternatives I can choose from should I need to.
    You just needed to read a few posts above yours and you would have seen the following post, does this answer your question about who said he was complaining?

    Lol just download another app that suits your needs better. In the time you wrote this post you could have just done that. I can't understand complaining about something that isn't your ONLY option. There are tons of email apps that do what you want.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    04-05-2015 08:10 PM
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