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.


  • Profile Image

    Have reminder emails sent?

    Asked by shawnhenson on September 24, 2012 at 05:15 PM

    I want to have a form with some entries (pretty much like an appointment) ie. lets say  there is a item named bread and I can have someone enter a date that it expires. Is there a way to have a reminder email sent notifying that its going to expire like in 7 days?

    I would have like 12 items that people can enter a expiration date on and would like to have some sort of notification sent when its within 7 days of expiring

  • Profile Image
    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on September 24, 2012 at 07:14 PM

    Please check this guide -How-to-Limit-Submissions-in-a-Form . You can use the 'expire date' for the form feature to work on your requirement.

    Base on your idea, I do not see a direct way to trigger the 'expiry' if you do not open/use the form. It will always have to be triggered when the form is loaded or opened.

    The possible way I know of is by setting a backend cron job or scheduled tasks (i.e Windows Tasks, Calendar Reminder, etc.) that will monitor a time/date data from your form's time/date field. But this would mean setting an application which is bejond JotForm's functions.

    Please inform us if you have further inquiry or require further assistance.

    Thanks.