Adding the “send to” via email action to your Linux desktop

In this howto i will explain how you can add a nemo’s action to send multiple files via email’s attachments using icedove.

When i just installed Debian 8 i noticed that the “send to” via email action is missing with the nemo file manager used by the cinnamon desktop.

I’ve found this article that talks about how doing it via evolution
and i comed up quickly with my own solution for using thunderbird or icedove.

Looking at the default settings in /usr/share/nemo/actions/sample.nemo_action you can create any nemo’s actions.

You can create your icedove.nemo_action file in the system directory
or in your user directory in .local/share/nemo/actions/icedove.nemo_action

Just cut and paste this inside that file and you’re done :)

[Nemo Action]
Name=Attach to Email
Comment=Attach to Email
Exec=icedove -compose to=,"attachment='%U'"

Close any nemo instances and try. It will work for you too.