An email action can be used to send an email to ANYONE after your form is submitted by a user. Simply use a different “To” email address to send to an admin, a user, or anyone else who needs a copy of the form submission. You can add as many email actions as you like to your form.
If you have any issues with your form sending emails, please check this troubleshooting guide.
Create your Email Action
Click “Emails and Actions” to open your actions settings.
Either select from a pre-built email action on your form, or click the blue circle/+ button to create a new action.
If creating a new email action, simply select Email from the window that slides out.
Configure your Email Action
The name that will appears in your actions list
The email address this action will send to. You can type an email address manually, or use the “merge tag” icon to add a field from the form (such as the users email) to send the message to. Additional email addresses can be added with a comma separator.
Using your own email address (common for ‘admin’ emails)
Simply type the email address you want to receive the message from this email action.
Using an email address from the form (common for ‘user’ emails)
Simply click the “merge tags” icon in the field, and then choose the email field in your form that asks for the user’s email address.
The merge tag you choose will “merge” whatever data the user submits in that field into your email action when the form is submitted.
Default if blank: WordPress admin email in Dashboard > General > Settings
If your recipient clicks “reply” from this email message, most email clients will automatically send the reply to the email address specified here instead of the “FROM ADDRESS.” Some, such as Gmail, do not honor the “reply to” in all cases.
Create the body of your email. If you do not place content here, a blank email message will arrive to the recipient.
Adding all fields to the email message
To add all fields into the email message, regardless of wether or not the user has entered information into that field: click the merge tag icon, click the Forms tab on the left, and select All Fields Table
Adding only fields that contain data to the email message
If instead of every field on the form, you only want fields to appear that the user has completed an entry for: click the merge tag icon, click the Forms tab on the left, and select Fields Table
Adding single fields of data to the email message
HTML formatting in the Email
Click the “carrots” icon to change the rich text editor into an HTML editor.
Toggle this option (green is on) to attach a CSV file of the form submission to the email. May cause the email to fail if file permissions on your server are not set up properly.
ADVANCED EMAIL SETTINGS
These settings are disabled by default. Please be aware that adjusting these settings will significantly increase the chances that your email will not send properly. More information on why can be found here.
If you wish to adjust these settings, you will need to enable Developer Mode.