Ways to Get Notified of New Submissions Aside from Email Notifications

October 22, 2021

Tired of your email servers blocking emails from noreply@jotform.com? Are you hoping there’s a way to be notified even when your email ends up in our Bounce List? Although there are plenty of ways to lower the likelihood of getting your email in the Bounce List it would be nice to have a fail-safe option to get notified of new submissions should the emails fail.

And that’s the topic of this guide – To offer some solutions, either built-in with Jotform or using 3rd party platforms, to be notified should the Email Notifications fail.

Note that this isn’t an in-depth guide on how to set up each and every alternatives listed. The goal here is to keep you informed of other ways to be notified of new submissions.

🔘 Let’s start with existing features or options we already offer:

1. Use the Jotform Mobile App for push notifications on your phone

Once you have the app installed on your mobile phone, you will be notified for each and every new submission on your forms. This is useful for people on the go.

2. Generate an RSS Feed Report and use it with your favorite reader

Some folks rely on RSS feeds for tracking weather reports, news, recent blog posts, etc. So, why not use it to track Form Submissions too? I personally use Feedly but you’re free to choose a reader you love.

3. Use our Jotform Notifier Chrome Extension

If you’re a Chrome user, you’re in luck with this extension. Why wait for emails to arrive if you can be notified instantly through your browser? This works best for people in front of their PCs all day.

4. Create multiple Email Notifications

If you’re getting your notifications through your corporate (or domain) email address, maybe it’s worth adding a reliable backup notifier like Gmail just in case.

5. Use Webhooks and generate your own submission mailer

Webhook is a technique used to send HTTP POST notifications to a URL. They can be used to connect apps together or just send data. In theory, you may use our API and come up with an alternative notifier of your own.

🔘 Now, we go with 3rd party platforms:

6. Use Pushbullet for browser-based desktop notifications

Pushbullet is a nifty Chrome Extension that lets you see (or mirror) your mobile phone notifications to your PC. This is perfect when you have the Jotform Mobile App already installed on your phone.

7. Use IFTTT, Zapier, Microsoft Flow to connect Jotform with other platforms

There are plenty of ways to be notified with these connected apps. You can set them up to send you push notifications on mobile, emails, and the list goes on.

We may have missed something so if you have other ideas, feel free to share your comments and suggestions below. If you need help setting up any of the options listed above, head over to our Support Forum so we can help.

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