How to Create a Custom Send a Friend Form

Last Update: March 14, 2016

Do you want to create personalized or automatic responses to your friend? If so, this guide will help you to do it.


1. Simply create your form. Add the Email Field (under Quick Tools). Also, add the Text Area (under Form Tools) field and label it with 'Message" or any label you want. Example:



2. Click the "Emails" from the top toolbar:




3. Click the "Create Ne Email "  button:




4. Select "Autoresponder Email" option



5. Provide the Sender and Recipient Details:

Sender Name: Enter the name you wish to show as sender

Reply-to Email: You can use a different email on this section. This email will be used to receive when someone respond to the form message.

Recipient E-mail: Located at the lower right part of the Sender & Recipient details. You should select the "Friend Email" field from your form. 



In the Advance Settings, set the following:

Sender E-mail: You can use our default emails to show as your customer service email addressnoreply@jotform.com or noreply@formresponse.com. But if you want to use your own custom sender email you can accomplish it using any of these methods:

-How to Add a Custom Sender Address to an Email Alert

-How to use Mandrill to Send Emails From Your Own Email Address



6. Click the Next button.


7. You will see next the page where you can edit the Subject and Body of the email to be sent.  At the end of the editing tools, there is a menu named Form Fields. The Form Fields are the fields connected to the form you're creating.



8. Click "Create" button to save your auto responder email. Click "Save" button in the editor to save your form entire changes.


Questions? Please let us know below!


5 Comments...


   
anhlevan (December 26, 2011 at 12:22 PM)

Thank you very much this guide


   
alliphil (April 17, 2012 at 04:52 PM)

Looks like using this approach I'd have to create a "tell a friend" form for each event or promotion. Is there any "tell a friend" forms that are smart enough to pull in (or ask you to enter) the URL that you'd like to pass along?

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Josh (October 09, 2012 at 11:17 AM)

Just what i was looking for - Perfect :)


   
Agnes (December 17, 2013 at 02:06 PM)

I guess I made amistake with my tell a friend form, becuse the given friends did't recive any email when I test it. What could be the problem?
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biscuitab (October 22, 2015 at 05:12 AM)

What if I want to be able to send to more than one friend at a time?

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