Tip: How to configure the Email Subject

Posted by on Feb 28, 2011 in How To, Tips

Tip: How to configure the Email Subject

The default email subject (form text entry)
The default email subject is made from a text input field on the form.
On the form edit page basic settings tab there is a E-mail Subject Prefix: setting where you can add a prefix to what the user enters on the form. The reason I added the prefix is so you can easily identify the email as coming from your form just by looking at the subject in your email Inbox.

By default, the Email Subject Prefix: setting is:
[your site name] Contact:
This will become a prefix of the subject for the E-mail you receive. The subject the user types in the form will become the suffix. You can change this if you like.

Listed below is an optional list of field tags for fields you can add to the subject prefix.
Example: to include the name of the form sender, include this tag in the Email Subject Prefix: [from_name]
Available field tags:
[from_name]
[from_email]

Optional Email Subject Select (form select option list)

Version 4.xx, instructions:
Navigate to the Fields tab on the form edit settings page.
Click Show details on the Subject field.
Change the field type from text to select.
Type the options in the Select options one per line.
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Version 3.xx, instructions:
On the form edit page there is a Optional Email Subject List: setting where you can add a list of subjects a user can select from when filling out the form. This option automatically removes the text entry and creates a subject drop down list on the form. Add as many subject options as you need, the drop down list on the contact form will be made automatically. Separate each subject option by pressing enter.
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Turn off Subject input on the form(automatic fixed subject)
When you want an email subject that the form user cannot change:

Version 4.xx, instructions:
Navigate to the Fields tab on the form edit settings page.
Click Show details on the Subject field. Check “Disable field”.

Version 3.xx, instructions:
On the form edit page, you can turn off the subject form input completely.
Find this setting: Subject field:, set it to “Not Available”. Then the email subject will become what you have set for the setting: E-mail Subject Prefix:

Or you can set just one subject option select. On the form edit page there is a Optional E-mail Subject List: setting where you can add a list of subjects a user can select from when filling out the form. Instead of adding a list, just add one. Then the email subject will become this (and also include the prefix).

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