Form Maker - Email Options

WordPress Form Maker plugin lets you receive the information submitted through your forms at multiple email addresses. Additionally, you can send confirmation messages to the submitter of your form send a confirmation email to the submitter and let them know you have received their application.

Enable Send E-mail from Form Options > Email Options tab and start configuring mailing settings. These options are separated into the following main sections:

  • Email to Administrator,
  • Email to User.

Most options require the same configuration for Email to Administrator and Email to User. However, there are a few settings which are unique.

Email Options

Configuring Submission Notifications

Email to Administrator section of Email Options allows you to set up notifications of form submissions for website owners. With these settings, you can:

  • set email subject,
  • define the sender’s name,
  • add multiple recipients, CC or BCC addresses,

and more.

Email to send submissions to

Specify all email addresses, to which submitted form information will be sent. You can set multiple addresses by separating them with commas, e.g.:

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Additionally, you can use the values of your form fields by clicking on Add Placeholder button.

Email Empty Fields

Disable this setting, in case you do not want to include form fields, which are left empty by the submitter. These fields will simply be skipped in the emails with submission information.

Sending Confirmation Emails

With Email to User options of WordPress Form Maker plugin, you can configure and send confirmation messages to users who submit your form. As the email to administrator, this message is also fully customizable. Use the settings below to setup the confirmation emails.

Send to

Using this option, you can select the email field of your form, to which the submissions will be sent.

Important! In case you do not have an email input created from User Info Fields > Email type, the following error message will appear:

“There is no email field”.

Advanced Options

Email Verification

Activate this option, in case you would like the users to verify their email addresses. If it’s enabled, the user email will contain a verification link. Clicking on this link set the user email address as verified.

Use this option to specify a time period (hours), during which the user will be able to verify their email address.

Edit Post

Click this link to edit the content of Email Verification post. This is is the page, where users will be redirected after they click on the verification link in user email.

Using Placeholders

WordPress Form Maker plugin allows you to use the values of form fields to customize the email notifications further. You can:

  • send user-specific confirmation emails by indicating the name of the submitter in the email content,
  • have the name of the sender dynamically changing based on the values of specified fields,
  • set different email subject for each submission notification,

and much more. With Form Maker plugin, you can achieve this using Placeholders feature. It is just necessary to select form fields for the following options of Email to Administrator and Email to User sections:

  • Subject,
  • Custom Text in Email For Administrator / User,
  • and From Name.

To begin configuring this feature, press Add Placeholder button next to the settings mentioned above. A toolbox will appear allowing you to select values from:

  • your Form Fields,
  • miscellaneous options (Misc), such as Form Title or Submission ID.

Additionally, you can use the Filter input to quickly find just the form field or misc option you are looking for.

Email Options

General Email Settings

The rest of the settings in Email Options apply to both Email to Administrator and Email to User. Let’s discuss them one by one below.


You can add a custom title to be used as the subject for the email. In addition, by clicking Add Placeholder button next to the input, you can select a form field, the value of which will be set as the subject.

Custom Text in Email For Administrator / User

Use this editor box to add custom content, images, and basic HTML to the email message which is sent to administrator or user.

You can include All Fields List by inserting %all% into the content of the custom text to forward the submitted information fully. Alternatively, you are able to use field values and miscellaneous options separately, by selecting them from Placeholders. Press Add Placeholders button and choose the necessary form fields or options.

Advanced Options

Email From

Specify the email address from which the administrator or submitter will receive the email (sender’s email address). If you have an Email type field in your form, you can use select it and receive the submission email from users’ email addresses.

From Name

Set the name which is shown as the sender’s name in submission or confirmation emails. You can select a field value to be displayed as the sender’s name. Press Add Placeholders button next to the option and select the field, e.g. submitter’s name.

Reply to (if different from “Email From”)

Specify an alternative email address, to which the administrator or submitter will be able to reply upon receiving the message.


Provide additional email addresses to send the submission or confirmation email to. The receiver will be able to view all the other recipients of the email. You can add multiple CC email addresses, separating them by commas.


Write additional email addresses to send the submission or confirmation email to. The receiver will not be able to view other recipients of the email. You can add multiple BCC email addresses, separating them by commas.


Select the layout of the submission email, Text or HTML. HTML mode builds a table containing submitted information, whereas Text displays the message as plain text.

Attach File

If you have File Upload fields on your form, enable this setting to attach uploaded files to submission or confirmation email.

Email to administrator and user