How to add Attachment within the Mail app?

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  1. Dextor143 macrumors 6502

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    I am trying to find a way to attach (docs, photos) within the mail app. I do know that you can go to photos and do it from there but I want to know if there is a way to do that within the mail app.


    How do I attach emails while replying?



    Thanks
     
  2. Dextor143 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    You can't do it with the built-in Mail app. I looked around and didn't find anything obvious on Cydia or Google for that matter.

    S-
     
  4. mphayvanh macrumors member

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    No not in the mail app but if you use iFile, you can attach any document/file within the phone's file system and it will use the default mail account to email the file.
     
  5. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    if you copy the attachment first, then tap and paste it in the email while typing it. You can't actually browse for an attachment like you would on a pc or mac
     
  6. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    I second the iFile suggestion. I don't know how I lived without iFile for so long.
     
  7. aelalfy macrumors 6502a

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    Hi

    I think this app might help. It's called ActionMenu. I have yet to try it but it looks like it allows you to do things you wouldn't before. Try it out and see if it will let you add attachments in the mail app and let me know

    Thanks
    AE
     
  8. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    ActionMenu is a copy/paste extension from 3.0 days before Apple included copy/paste in their OS.

    I think MobileFinder used to allow that, but it was abandoned a long time ago and isn't compatible with 3.xx or 4.xx firmware.
     
  9. aelalfy macrumors 6502a

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    Please people before you comment on someones post, read about it first. ActionMenu was just released for iOS4, so clearly that should tell you that if it was a simple copy/paste extension it wouldn't be released for iOS4.

    Just go read about its features, and the addon pack that comes with it then we can talk.

    Edit: HERE ill do the work for you and provide you with a link, http://thebigboss.org/2010/08/21/action-menu-and-plus-pack-v11-now-out

    Now please at least read it before commenting. I'm not saying it will do attachments, im saying that it packs alot of cool features iOs 4 still can't do, and maybe it packs attachments in mail app.

    Thanks
    AE
     
  10. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    Before you blast someone for posting without reading, you might want to suggest a piece of software that actually has something to do with the OP's request.

    ActionMenu does not do what the OP wants......so why mention it?? Because it might have something but you didn't read enough to know it did not?

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  11. aelalfy macrumors 6502a

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    I said in my previous post, you clearly werent listening. I told him it offers shortcuts to some features in some apps that are needed. SO IT MIGHT have a feature that appls attachments in apps, or it can be requested by the OP to be added.

    AE
     
  12. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Apple's built-in apps are all sandboxed, and can only access files within their own directory. Apple's new "file sharing" api is a one-way solution: it can allow the application that created the content to share it with another app, but does not allow the other app to access it directly. That said, a new package called SandCastle allows sandboxed apps to access the filesystem. Right now it only works with a couple of apps (Safari Download Manager being the primary one), but it might be possible for someone to write an extension for Mail that could implement attachments in Mail.
     
  13. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    You're wasting his time, the answer to his question was answered in the 4th post, he needs to use iFile.
     
  14. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Speaking of ifile, is there an easy way to use it email a song to someone? Whenever I look at the music files in ifile, they have filenames that make it impossible to figure out what the song is. Is there a setting somewhere that will actually allow you to see the song name instead of what it currently shows? If not, is there a way to search for a specific song name?
     
  15. maturola macrumors 68040

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    I used to use MyTunes, it allow you to do just that from "private/var/mobile/media/myTunes". I am not sure if that app is still around or if it is compatible with IO4/iP4. but you can check it out.
     
  16. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    Enable the setting in iFile called "Song Titles", then just search your "/var/mobile/Media/iTunes_Control/Music" folder (scroll to the top to display the search box, type the song title, then tap the "Hierarchy" button).

    The "Application Names" setting also comes in handy when trying to locate a specific application. ;)
     
  17. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Found that setting and can locate the songs now but how do I email them from there? I don't see an option for emailing the files/songs.
     
  18. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    Tap the "i" in the toolbar and go to the Manual page.

    Or tap edit, select the file(s), tap the envelope in the toolbar.
     
  19. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    When I posted this the new version of ActionMenu was not showing up for me in Cydia. I did check !
    Later in the day, I saw the update, but I had already made the post.

    But as said, I do not think it does what the OP wants.

    OH, I see you are in time-out ;) Someone else must have pushed your buttons also ?
     
  20. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    When I search for a song and it finds it, I don't see any edit button (see screenshot).
     

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  21. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    psywzrd,

    That just tells you were it is. If you want to send "Ride to California", you need to go to folder F29 and do it from there.

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  22. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Thanks sidewinder. That seems kind of ass backwards but I guess it's better than nothing. The problem is that if I go into F29, it's not like the files are in alphabetical order or anything so it's still kind of a pain to find the song. Oh well. For the number of times I'll use the feature, I guess it's good enough.
     

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