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    how can you make the form NOT anonymous?

    Asked by tpapish on May 04, 2011 at 09:22 AM

    can you verify the submitter's email address?

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    Answered by DanielGriffin on May 04, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Hi there,

    Do you mean some kind of link in an email that the user must click in order to verify their submission? 

    it's not exactly stright forward but you could achieve that by editing an Auto Response email for your form so that it includes a link to a second form.  Once the user submits the first form they will recieve the email, click the link and go to the second form.  You could add a hidden field to the second form which includes the email address.

    To prepopulate the second form with the email address (from a link), do the following.

    1. Create the second form, insert a hidden field from the Power Tools and copy its name (to do that preview it in a new tab and look in the source code for the hidden input).  Lets say is called "q2_email".

    2. Go to your first form and create an Auto Responder email as normal

    (Email Alerts > Add New Email > Autoresponder email)

    3. in the email editor, add a link to the second form with a prepopulated link for the users email.

    (ie your first form collects the email, so find out the name of the email field, lets say is "q1_email" for this form).  To prepopulate a field in a form, add the fieldname and its value to the url like so


    Note that you only need to click the email from the Form fields list on the right and it will append the correct value


    Ok, you're nearly there.  Try submitting the form and see if you get the url.  if it is formatted correctly then you can go to the next step of making it clickable.

    4. Wrap the link in an anchor tag:

    <a target="_blank" href="https://www.jotform.com/form/10943415920?q5_email={email1}">Click here to verify email </a>

    hope this helps,




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    Answered by DanielGriffin on May 04, 2011 at 10:40 AM


    Have a look at this link about prepopulating fields: