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Multi-Recipients
September 23, 2011
6:27 pm
Chris
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I want to send my "admin" email to multiple people based on input.  I know CForms has a [Multiple Recipients] function but that only allows the selection of ONE via drop down.  On my site I offer different offers from different vendors and I want the user to be able to select (checkbox) multiple offers.

 

For example:
John's Offer (assigned a value of john@123.com)

Tom's Offer (assigned tom@xyz.com)

Pete's Offer (assigned to jackly@gma.com)

 

If they select any of the offers all of the emails based on those selections get the admin email.  I don't see how to do this in CForms!?  Am I missing something?

 

Is there a plugin or cforms-custom for this?  Another option would be to allow variables in the Admin Email or BCC fields; perhaps there is a plugin for this?  Or is this already doable in CForms and I am missing it?

July 7, 2012
6:46 pm
waldbach
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i am looking for a similar option, haven't yet found a way to add a field variable in a CC/BCC field.

my client is specifically asking this, perhaps Oliver could let me know what this feature would cost and i could talk with my client about this?

 

i assume you have my email via this message, Oliver? Thanks in advance!

July 9, 2012
12:32 am
waldbach
Guest

i also donated, but paypal takes 4-6 business days to process from my bank in the Netherlands ( i do not own a credit card).

 

i really wish to see a solution to this, i know variables in to/cc/bcc are not built in to avoid use of the form as a generator for spam. but this is needed for a closed internet service, where security employees need to report to eg police, fire brigade in a certain town, so the email addresses differ constantly, depending on where they are.

 

i appreciate your help a lot!

and i also enjoyed reading your blog, esp. about taste (one of the most recent).

July 9, 2012
7:07 am
Oliver
Munich, Germany
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i really wish to see a solution to this, i know variables in to/cc/bcc are not built in to avoid use of the form as a generator for spam. but this is needed for a closed internet service, where security employees need to report to eg police, fire brigade in a certain town, so the email addresses differ constantly, depending on where they are.

Not sure if you really want what the previous poster is asking for: to have the same form (input) sent to several destinations simultaneously per user choice (checkboxes)?

If so, right that's not supported, however you can have a multi-recipient drop down with groups of recipients,eg:
dropdown entries a,b,c… where each group consist of multiple recipients.

You can even change the admin TO: address on the fly in my-functions.php if you need to, just look for:

if ( $setting == "adminTO" ){
July 9, 2012
11:35 am
waldbach
Guest

thanks oliver, but the client is getting angry with me. :'(

 

he needs email boxes to be filled out like so, in the form:

Send this form also to:

recipient 1 : ________________

recipient 2 : ________________

recipient 3 : ________________

 

he emphasized it to be input boxes, not checkboxes, not dropdowns.

it really has to be input boxes with correct email check, i made those but the cc/bcc fields do NOT accept variables.

 

that is ALL i need.

July 9, 2012
1:04 pm
waldbach
Guest

Sorry i sound so forceful but i only get 1 hour paid and i am pulling my hairs out for days already.

Please, I would really appreciate if you could help me.

July 9, 2012
1:09 pm
waldbach
Guest

if ( $setting == "adminTO" ){

- how would i add field variables in here?

July 9, 2012
6:05 pm
Oliver
Munich, Germany
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March 6, 2005
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You client is asking for something that's primarily custom work/coding and only pays you worth an hour?? I'd personally walk away form such an 'opportunity'.

Anyway, like I said in the email and above, what your client wants is not supported and even if they wanted to take the security risk, it'd still be quite a bit of custom development work for an experienced coder, roughly 2-3 hours with testing. Just sayin'

August 17, 2012
10:58 pm
Pewit
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If your client wants the same mail sent to multiple recipients, set up a mailing list in his mail system with the recipients and then have the form content sent to that mailing list.

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