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Email Alert: General QuestionsAsked by jimzuckerman on October 18, 2013 at 07:26 PM
I asked a question about this earlier, but the answer didn't address my issue. All I want is an email that tells me someone filled out a form. According to the tutorial video, in the 'provide sender and recipient details' form, in the upper left corner there are 3 fields to be filled. The video shows that I should choose these:
You can see this from the attachment. I can't choose 'email' or 'none'. I have choices like 'email@example.com'. Therefore, what should I put in these fields? What options will give me a simple email from people who fill out my form.
On the Sender Name you should select the field on the form that shows the user's name. Do try not to leave this field blank, leaving this field blank can lead to not receiving the Email Alerts.
The Sender Email is the email account that will be used to push these email alerts to your Email Account. Choosing firstname.lastname@example.org is a good choice, you can also use noreplyformresponse.com. You can also use your own email address to send these out, but I would suggest to use one of the 2 emails suggested first.
The Reply-To Email field is used to set the reply button on the email alert that will be pushed to your inbox to reply to the user's email that filled the form. This can be left as None if you wish.
Hope this helps, if you need further assistance, do let us know. Thank you.
Thank you, Caesar. This makes it more clear. But one more question.
What is the difference between email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
In both cases, I get the same email, I assume, so is there an advantage for one over the other?
Thanks for your reply.
There's actually no technical difference from these emails. They are all served from Jotform. But as you can see both uses different domains, some users would not like to use branded emails with jotform.com domain like the email@example.com so we've added firstname.lastname@example.org for them. You can pick any of these, they both work the same.