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

    How to embed Jotform in an email

    Asked by selsheikh on June 10, 2014 at 07:11 PM

    Hi,

    Is there a way to send the form by just embedding a link that you provide in an email to my recipents with out using another service or website?  Basically use an url that you provide to attach to my email so people can fill the form and you can capture the data?  thanks

    Shariff

    fill thanks and email embed
  • Profile Image
    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on June 10, 2014 at 07:50 PM

     Yes, you can make your clients directly fill your form from your email itself. And it will not affect on how the notification works, thus, you will still be able to receive notifications whenever they hit the submit button. I've attached some illustrations for you to follow. Hope this helps.

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

     

    Copy the source code and click "Back" button

     

    Click "Email"

     

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

     

    Select everything and paste the source code, then click "update

    And hit the "Send Email" button.

    Or you can simply provide a link for the form in your email.

     


    If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.

    Thank you for using Jotform!

  • Profile Image

    Answered by whosntown on July 30, 2014 at 06:07 PM

    Thanks for the information.  It is very helpful.  Can I add the actual form itself to the email rather than a link to the form?  Thank you.

  • Profile Image
    JotForm Support

    Answered by BDAVID on July 30, 2014 at 08:17 PM

    Yes you can show the actual form itself in the email:

    Once you have copied the source code as explained by my colleague, do the following:

    1) Click on the HTML icon:

    2) Select all, paste the code, and click update:

    Please try it, and let us know if you need more help, we will be glad to assist you.

  • Profile Image

    Answered by ArmoryMusic on February 15, 2015 at 05:19 PM

    Is there a way to keep the form styling when copying the source code over like this? For example, all of the form fields are prefaced with a bullet point in the email. All HTML and design styling is disregarded.
  • Profile Image

    Answered by Shadae on February 15, 2015 at 07:02 PM

    Hi ArmoryMusic,

    We do ask that each user creates a new thread for their inquiry. As such, I have moved your post to a new thread: http://www.jotform.com/answers/516512 

    Your post will be addressed there.

    Thank you.

  • Profile Image

    Answered by BlinkNow on August 30, 2015 at 06:55 PM

    I'm afraid this is not a viable solution - in addition to the strange formatting that ArmoryMusic pointed out, the "Submit" function also doesn't work very well.  In certain email clients, for example (like Postbox on Mac), the submit button does not submit the completed JotForm. Is there any solution? It would be great if JotForms could be easily & beautifully sent via the body of an email just like Google forms.