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

2 Answers 2


This is possible without any hacks.


  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.


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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