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    Getting the email of the person that filled out the form

    Asked by anatechelectronics on September 22, 2015 at 01:57 PM

    I am looking to find a way to automatically capture who is filling out the form.  I will be sending the form via email and wanted to track the e-mail address that clicked to access the form so we can see who filled it out in correspondence to their order.  Is there a way to do this?  Track the e-mail address that clicked on the link to access the form?

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    Answered by Ben on September 22, 2015 at 02:51 PM

    That can be achieved with URL pre-populating.

    The way to do this would either be to send the email with the link that passes their email to the form, or some code that you can then use to identify specific email, while not allowing people to submit the form without this code.

    You can do that by following the steps shown here: Prepopulating fields to your JotForm via URL parameters

    The only downside would be that a unique email must be sent to each individual - you can not just send it to all of the people since all would have the same link.

    For example:

    http://www.jotform.us/form/52644663869167?email=user@email.com or


    Where 2390rAJFOSo is associated with user@email.com on your end.

    Do however let us know if you have any questions in regards to this and we would be happy to assist with them :)

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    Answered by anatechelectronics on September 23, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    I actually figured out how to have my order system automatically pre-populate that field in accordance to the order.  Thank You!

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    Answered by Ben on September 23, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Great to hear that.

    Do let us know if you happen to have any further questions and we would be happy to assist.