Sending an email using Directory contacts

1. Click Email in the navigation bar on the NHSmail Portal to open your mailbox



Click on New mail at the top left of the screen and select Mail from the drop-down



3. Type a name into the To field on the blank email and press enter on your keyboard

5. Select All to search all of your contacts and distributions groups, People to search your contacts only or Groups to search distribution groups only

You should always ensure that you are sending an email to the correct recipient by clicking on their name to check their organisation and email address details

Handy Hint

When you have entered a name in the To field, you can add the person to your personal contacts by right clicking on their name, selecting Open contact card and then clicking Add to contacts

Type in the subject and body of the email

Change the font, size, colour and general formatting of your email by selecting options from the email toolbar


When you are ready, click Send at the top of the email



For information on sending patient sensitive data, refer to the User Guide

Last Reviewed Date 29/05/2024
Updated on 29/05/2024

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