What is JotForm?
JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.
At JotForm, we want to make sure that you’re getting the online form builder help that you need. Our friendly customer support team is available 24/7.
We believe that if one user has a question, there could be more users who may have the same question. This is why many of our support forum threads are public and available to be searched and viewed. If you’d like help immediately, feel free to search for a similar question, or submit your question or concern.
Can I embed a form into an email?Asked by jamesheston on January 14, 2017 at 10:58 AM
I would like to embed a form into an email.
I don't want to email a link. I want to embed the actual form into an email, so that the email recipient can complete the form right in their email. Is this possible? If so, how do I do it?
Yes you can embed an actual form inside your email but before you proceed on doing so, please take into consideration why it's never a good practice to embed forms inside emails.
1. Formatting may look different depending on the email client used
2. Functionality may differ depending on the email client
3. Security warnings depending on the email client
4. Client-sided checks may or may not work depending on the email client
For a more detailed look on what I'm referring to, please read this article. Quoting one of the lines on that page:
"Given the sporadic support for forms in emails, we recommend linking to a form on a website rather than embedding it in the email. This is the safest, most reliable solution to pairing an email message with a form. More people will see it and be able to use it, and as a result participation will increase."
After reviewing that and you still want to go with embedding it directly your email, please refer to the following:
1. Click PUBLISH > EMBED > Embed Options dropdown > select SOURCE CODE > COPY CODE
2. On that same PUBLISH wizard, click LINK this time > SHARE FORM > EMAIL icon
3. Fill in the fields as you see fit (From Name, Reply To, To, and Email Subject) > delete the contents of the email body > click SOURCE CODE > then paste the codes you copied earlier:
And that's basically it. :)
Going back, I implore you to take into consideration that email client support varies when it comes to HTML-based emails. So I still highly recommend you use the direct link to your form instead [RELATED GUIDE: How-to-send-a-form-via-email]
Hope this helps!