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    Can I delay the email sent after submission?

    Asked by Erin on November 20, 2014 at 06:49 PM

    When I'm using the Conditions Wizard, I would like to delay the email that is sent after the submission. I'd rather people not realize that the email is being sent to them automatically. Is there some way I can delay it 30 minutes or an hour?

    Thanks for your help!

    ~erin~

     

    PS: My form is here: http://coffeenewstm.com/advertising/

    The letter gets sent if someone chooses this radio button:

    Non-Profit: Please send your policy letter, “FREE Ads for Non-Profit Organizations”

    Page URL:
    http://coffeenewstm.com/advertising/

    delay email style non-profit conditions wizard thanks
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on November 20, 2014 at 07:41 PM

    Hi,

    Unfortunately we do not have that feature right now. Our emails and notifications are sent, as much as possible, in an instant.

    But you could try using and creating a custom "Thank You" page to where you will direct your user to a .php file, from your php file you could make a custom mail() function together with a cron usage of the website or a delay() function to make a delay in response or set a specific time to send an email.

    You can check this guide to enable sending POST data, http://www.jotform.com/help/213-Send-POST-Data-From-JotForm-Using-PHP-in-Custom-Thank-You-Page.

    I'll make a sample workaround and post this here if I'm able to make it work.

    Thank you.