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from email address problem
February 11, 2009
4:19 am
Guest

Hello firnds,

i am quite new to cforms.i tested it on  test server but the problem is that when anybody submits a form, the mails that are coming to me is coming from the blog from address instead of sender email address.

is it possible that mails directly come to me from sender email which can be taken from email field in the form, so that i can directly reply to him by clickng reply in the mail.

thanks.Confused

February 11, 2009
7:02 pm
Guest

Wow! I just signed up for an account here to post this same question! I'll have to come back to this thread to check up on the answer.

I am creating a website for someone who has many fans, and in order for him to get back to everyone in an efficient manner, he will need to hit 'reply' and just get a box to send a quick email back. I tried it just now and it went to reply back to my generic "mail@mysite". 

Is it possible to get "{Your Name} <{Email}>" in the from line???

EDIT: 

The answer to this question is in the FAQ:

How can I change the FROM: address to reflect the user submitting the form!?

Note, that the plugin doesn't "fake" FROM: addresses for a reason. Your web/mail server pretending to be the user is likely to cause issues with paranoid mail servers resulting in denying acceptance for delivery. Therefore cforms uses a REPLY-TO header to ensure usabilty, allowing the email admin to reply directly.

If you must have a "user FROM: address" you can insert a {custom variable} referencing the from email field.

February 12, 2009
3:07 pm
Guest

Actually i tried  replying to mails which i recieve when isomebody submits the form. and its fine.

but the problem is the the reply to field shows <blog email>sender email and i want

<sender>sender email or just sender email.

i am trying to figure out how this will be done and if anybody knows, pleae tell me.

thnaksWink

June 13, 2009
4:50 am
Snailbird
Guest

Hi – I'm having this same problem, and I've tried everything I could think of.  I guess I just don't understand the FAQ answer to this question.  Where do you put the custom variable to get it to work? 

I just feel like I'm missing something.

June 16, 2009
3:11 pm
Paul
Amsterdam, NL
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Hi!

Not sure I follow. There is an admin email address, a users email address and a FROM: address.

The FROM: address is used for the FROM: field of the admin email which is sent to the admin email address.

The REPLY-TO is set to the users email address.

If you need the FROM: address to instead be the users email address you need to supply the FROM: field with the {"field name label var"} of the user email address, e.g. {Email Address}

Paul.

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July 24, 2009
9:15 pm
Kenneth
Guest

I come at this from a different point of view. Perhaps I can offer a feature enhancement that could at least solve my problem and potentially some of the others.

What I have a problem with is when someone gets an autoconfirmation email, it is automatically designated FROM: the site's admin's email (which you can change under the General Settings for WP).

It would be nice if you could set the FROM: email on each form individually. For example, the "contact" form would come from "contact@mycompany.com". Obviously there are times where a form shouldn't come from the site admin and I'm also not letting the user who submitted the form decide who it's coming from either.

Another note: I tried using a hidden field named FROM, defaulted to the email address that I was wanting to use, and that didn't work either. This would also not be completely ideal, as anyone who knows how to modify html could change who it came from anyway.

July 25, 2009
1:51 am
Oliver
Munich, Germany
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Kenneth said:

It would be nice if you could set the FROM: email on each form individually. For example, the "contact" form would come from "contact@mycompany.com". Obviously there are times where a form shouldn't come from the site admin and I'm also not letting the user who submitted the form decide who it's coming from either.

what makes you think you can't?

May 23, 2013
2:38 pm
Ekhan
Guest

Just insert this variable

  {CurUserEmail}

your  FROM: email address field .

sf-kiss

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