How to Send Email from an Online Form with a Message?

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    Joseph Padilla
    Asked on August 28, 2012 at 02:37 PM

    I am the webmaster for an internet radio station. We would like to include an easy was for our listeners to send a link to our station to thier friend's email. I have built a form that asks for 1. the Friend's Name, 2. the Friend's Email Address, 3. the Sender's Name, 4. the Sender's Email Address, 5. a Custom HTML Ad with a link to the site, etc., 6. a Message box for the Sender to populate, and finally a Submit Button.


    I would like the Submit Button to send the form data to the Friend's Email Address (which will change with each form submission). Is this possible?

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    Answered on August 28, 2012 at 02:59 PM

    Hi and thanks for contacting us. You can create an email autoresponder and choose as recipient email "Friend's email address" field. To create an autoresponder I may suggest you to follow the steps below:


    1. Click on "Setup and Embed" tab on the form builder toolbar

    2. Click on "Email Alerts"

    3. Click on "Add New Email"

    4. Select "Autoresponder Email" and click "Next"

    5. Ensure that the field selected in the Recipient E-mail section of the envelope is the one in which users would enter their email address. Also, it's advisable to change the Sender E-mail from your email address to "" as this helps to ensure that the auto-response is not identified by the recipient's email provider as spam. (See this screenshot) Click Next

    6. Many aspects of message on the Compose Email section of the wizard can be changed. For example, the subject can be personalized and the time at which the submission was made, included. Tags inserted by clicking elements in the floating "Form Fields" menu will be automatically replaced by the entries made by the user. For instance, the subject in this screenshot states "Nice to hear from you, {fullName3:first} :)" but the actual subject of the auto-response the user sees in his inbox will be "Nice to hear from you, John :)", assuming he entered "John Doe" as his name on the form. The tag for the "Full Name" field in this form is {fullName3} which will output the user's full name (John Doe) but appending ":first" to the tag's contents allows just the first name (John) to be output. The smiley face ":)" was just added for effect!

    7. When finished creating an autoresponder or editing an existing one, click "Finish" and save the form.

    Please let us know if you need further assistance or in need of further clarification on this matter.Alessandro