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    Petition Form: Send an Email to Gov't FROM the submitter's address?

    Asked by dasjambo on July 23, 2010 at 01:27 PM

    Hey everyone.  Question: is there any way to have your jotform petition form automatically send an email to someone else, from the submitter's email address?  In other words, someone enters their email address and name, and then the form automatically puts their name on the bottom of an email message and sends it "from" their email address. I've seen a lot of organizations who organize petitions do this so that all you have to do to send an email to your congressman, senator, etc., is put in your name and email address, and the form takes care of everything else. Does this kind of form have a name, and is there a way to do it on jotform?


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    Answered by aytekin on July 26, 2010 at 06:49 AM

    Yes, that's perfectly possible. Create a new "Notification" email and set the recipient name and email from the form. See this page for more details:


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    Answered by dasjambo on July 26, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Hi there aytekin, thanks for your response!  But I'm not seeing any option to set the recipient's email to a field from the form.  I can set the sender's email address fromt the form, but it seems like I have to choose a single address for the recipient email?

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    Answered by aytekin on July 27, 2010 at 03:09 AM

    If you would like to choose the recipient's email address from the form, then you should create an "Auto-responder". You will see two options when you click on the "Add New Email" on "Email Alerts" button.