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[Depreciated] How to receive your email notifications as if your form submitter sent them

[Depreciated] How to receive your email notifications as if your form submitter sent them

Update: Email protocols are always changing for the better, and some workarounds, such as this one, may not work anymore because of such changes - as such, we have depreciated this guide.  Please use this guide to accomplish the same objective described on this guide.

Email servers operate in the simplicity of email headers, and the format with which they read the recipient details is in the following manner:

From: “Sender Name”<sender@email.com>

It therefore becomes easy to make your form's email notification seem as if it came from the person who filled the form. 

The best part is that this is not spamming, since you are the one sending emails to yourself, anyway. :-)

This is how it would look in Gmail:

Step One: In order for this to work, your form needs to have a Full Name Field, and an Email field as shown below. If you already have these fields, then you can use them as well:  

Step Two: Then,create a hidden form calculation field

Remember to give it an obvious name so that you can differentiate it from the 'email' field. 

In this case, we call it 'Email Field for Notification' . 

Hiding the field: Since you don't want it appearing as a visible field on your form, you can hide the field by simply activating that property as shown below:


Step Three: Add the calculation to the Email Field for notification as shown:


Step Four:Finally, Create an email notification (If you do not have one already) with the sender's name selected as the hidden field we created in Step Two.

 

And you are ready! You can send a test submission on your form to try it out. Look at how the email looks in outlook.com:  

This can be pretty useful if the forms are being filled by your employees,or students, or for support requests, or restaurant reservations....the list is endless.

And you can configure this to work with any SMTP relay or bulk email service you find preferable.

Here is a test form so that you can see how it works: http://jotform.co/form/40036428182853,Go ahead and clone it.

Have you gotten a chance to try it yet? Tell us about it.   

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6 Comments...

  • terrynbama

    When I get to step 4, the email calculation field is not available to selct.

  • piramityapim

    Bana atılan mailleri mail adresimde görmek istiyorum fakat mail gelmiyor neden?

  • interactivegateway

    wow guys, how everyone has understood this is amazing. had me stumped. if any one had the trouble i have:

    My ID is called #input_35
    this is what i had to put in the CSS:

    #input_35 {display:none;}
    #label_35 {display: none;}

    top one hides the text box bottom hides the label (text)

  • interactivegateway

    ok if #input_35 {display:none;}
    works and hides the text box, how do i hide the label for it called NOTIFICATION. name for it is {notification}

  • interactivegateway

    #input_35 {display:none;} works

    no idea how to get rid of the label

  • interactivegateway

    I dont get how to hide the field.

    Field Details
    ID: #input_35
    Name: {emailField}

    so would this work?
    .input_35{display: none;}