- candacemAsked on March 03, 2017 at 05:06 PM
Help! How do I get my Jotform into an email? Is it possible to have the whole form be the actual email? I'm trying to send out my camp guide emails but I don't want to have to redirect them for more information, I'd like them to just see the form. Can I do that?
- JotForm SupportJim_RAnswered on March 04, 2017 at 04:57 AM
Yes, you can embed an actual form inside your email but it's never really a good practice to do so, take the following into consideration:
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, 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, then just do the following:
1. Click PUBLISH > EMBED > select SOURCE CODE > COPY CODE
2. On that same PUBLISH section, click QUICK SHARE > SHARE OPTIONS > SHARE ON EMAIL
3. Fill out the fields as you see fit (From Name, Reply To, To, and Email Subject) > delete the contents of the email body > click the SOURCE CODE icon > 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