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

    Can I link to a Jotform directly from an email?

    Asked by Pam  on March 07, 2016 at 07:51 AM

    I'm doing a broadcast email, and I need to link to a form to collect the data in a database and also email me the information when someone submits the form.

    email email form direct url form url direct form url
  • Profile Image
    JotForm Support

    Answered by Jan on March 07, 2016 at 11:52 AM

    Are you planning to embed the form itself on an HTML email? It is possible but we don't recommend it. The reason is that most email providers will block that email or strip the code. We use Javascript code or Iframe method in order to embed the form in webpages. Most email provider limit the support for HTML emails that has scripts on it. There is a higher chance that you will encounter a problem sending it. Your receiver will also encounter an issue wherein the form would be blank, spam or it could be tagged as malicious email.

    You can share the form's direct URL to your users via email so that they can click it. Once they clicked it, they will be redirected to the stand alone form. Here's a guide: How-to-Send-a-form-via-email

    You can set up an email notification so that you will be notified via email once a new submission comes in.

    You can view the submissions in the submissions area. You can then download them as PDF, excel or CSV

    Related guides:
    How-to-view-Submissions
    How-To-Create-Form-Reports-in-JotForm
    Notification-Autoresponder-Email-Details

    Hope that helps. Thank you.