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I'm currently trying to add the feature of sending an e-mail from a custom object in LEX. However all the results I found were either related to sending a specific template or using hacks (which is not available in Lightning Experience). Could anyone explain the best way to implement this in Lightning Experience?

EDIT* Changed LEX to Lightning Experience

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    Maybe consider changing LEX to "Lightning Experience" in your question. Some people may confuse it with en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lex_(software) =s
    – Nielsm
    Jun 7, 2016 at 14:10
  • If somebody knows that this is not possible or requires custom development and much time, this information would also be appreciated.
    – Tim Werner
    Jun 8, 2016 at 9:35

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This is possible without any hacks.

Steps:

  1. Go to your page layout for your custom object.

  2. Click on the wrench in the page layout labeled "Salesforce1 and Lightning Experience Actions." You will see multiple actions fill in.

SF1 & Lightning Actions Detail In the above Screen grab, I had already added it, please proceed with next steps.

  1. Go to the "Salesforce1 and Lightning Actions" pane.

  2. Add the Send Email Action to the page actions.

SF1 & Lightning Actions

  1. Navigate to your page and send email should be available (if it's not, make sure, if you are in a sandbox you have send all messages for deliverability settings).

Send Email Action from object

PS. If you users would like to insert a template, change markup, add attachments or preview, they should use the icons next to the send button.

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Answer from Salesforce help: Integrated Email - Supported Objects

Productivity Features: What’s Not in Lightning Experience

"Integrated Email is fully supported for the Account, Campaign, Case, Contact, Leads, and Opportunity objects only, and not for custom objects"

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