Can I embed the actual form to the email?

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    Asked on August 27, 2013 at 08:27 PM

    I need to embed form on an email to create an email form, but instead of doing it as a llink that will open up a page, I would like to privide the person receiving the emial with the capability to respond to the form directly on the email.


    In particular, I'd need a text box, a dropdown and a ckeck button that they can fill out on the body of their own email and click submit without any page opening up.



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    Answered on August 27, 2013 at 09:03 PM


    To be able to achieve this. You need to embed your form on your email.

    Kindly follow the steps below in embedding your form on your email.

    In your form builder, under "Setup & Embed" tab, click "Embed Form" 

    and select "Source"

    Copy the source code and click "Back" button

    Now, Click "Email"


    Enter the receiver's email and click "HTML" at the bottom.


    Delete the containing message and paste the source code you have copied a while ago, then click "update


    And hit the "Send Email" button.


    Now your user will receive the email with the actual form as the message.

    Kindly let us know if you have further questions or inquiry.

    Thank you for using JotForm. :)

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    Answered on February 18, 2015 at 12:39 AM

    The form in email is looking bad, can you please improve it?

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    Answered on February 18, 2015 at 09:39 AM

    Hello Neil,

    Please be noted that we do not recommend embedding your form's source code in emails because most of the email clients have very limited support on HTML & Scripts. That means embedding your form source code in email will most probably not work/display correctly on user's email client.

    You need to get your form's direct url and send it through an email. Please check the screenshot below on how to grab your form's direct URL:


    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions. You should always create a new thread.

    Thank you!

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    Answered on March 20, 2015 at 11:25 AM



    This instruction is fantastic. However, my form requires user to upload files while the embedded form in my email message doesnt. It also shows the upload file button but when i clicked on it, it did nothing. Please help me to enable this. Thanks

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    Answered on March 20, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    Hi guannguyen1234,

    To better assist our users, we advise them to create a new thread for each question or concern they have. I went ahead and open one for you, please refer to this link instead: We will address to it accordingly.

    Kind regards.

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    Answered on July 18, 2015 at 05:53 PM


    Charlie is right. Most email clients don't do forms. See this article by CSS tricks where they get into the whys and hows.