Setting validation to "none" for the first box of email field with confirmation enabled, but leaving the second box to "email" only

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    Sunny2014
    Asked on November 10, 2014 at 05:07 AM

    The question has been asked several times already by other users and I understand that JotForm did not implement this feature yet. Anyways, the e-mail widget offers the solution for e-mail addresses. It is possible to set the validation to "None". In this case the first field will accept any entry. The second field however only allows an e-mail to be entered.

    If JotForm would implement a simple validation option for the second field too, the problem would be solved for all users once and for all. I personally would need this feature URGENTLY!

    Thanks

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    Welvin
    Answered on November 10, 2014 at 09:05 AM

    Hi,

    I'm not sure the purpose of it. Would you mind explaining why? Because the email confirmation box is to know that the email address has been entered correctly to the first box. 

    I also don't think our developers would consider changing this feature. Maybe, if you can explain, we can find a workaround for that.

    Thank you!

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    Sunny2014
    Answered on November 10, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Sure! I don't even think that this is so uncommon. In my case, I need to make sure that the user doesn't misspell his SKYPE ID, but I can think of lots of other possibilities. That's probably why the question comes up over and over again from JotForm users.

    As I already mentioned: The easiest way is probably to just add the validation option for the second field in the e-mail widget. It would be set to "E-Mail" by default, but if the user wishes, he can set it to any other value (like the validation in the first field). 

    Best regards 

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    Welvin
    Answered on November 10, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    In that case, use our Field Confirmation Widget: http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/field_confirmation. Here's how you can add it to your form: http://www.jotform.com/help/252-How-to-Add-a-Widget-to-your-Form.

    Thank you!

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    Sunny2014
    Answered on November 11, 2014 at 03:16 AM

    Thanks Welvin! That actually works very well for my purposes. I think this widget should be much easier to find. Maybe even in the form tools section.

     

    Keep up the great work!

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    Welvin
    Answered on November 11, 2014 at 07:16 AM

    It's my pleasure to help. And glad that it works for you. You can browse our Widgets section for more: http://widgets.jotform.com/

    Please contact us again if you need any further assistance.

    Thank you for using Jotform!