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    Using the NOF forms tools, can I use the email entered into the form as the "From Email" address, so the email sent looks like it came from whomever submitted the form?

    I've always just put one of my email addresses as the "From" value, but it would be useful to have the actual data from the form used as the "From" email address.

    Can this be done?
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    I do it all the time using <cfmail from="#form.email#"....> (coldfusion processing). I don't believe that you can do this with the formhandler. I've been using cfmail for so long that the only time I use the Fusion formshandler is when I am beta testing or writing a tutorial explaining how the component is used.

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    Thanks, Mike.

    I guess I'll quit trying then. Too bad.

    Normally I use Tectite Formmailer for client forms, which does this. This project's a "donation" project, so not worth the effort to configure it -- especially since it's already gone live.
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    Ray - My experience is that a hand-built NOF form will allow you to use any addy as the Sent From address. Addy doesn't have to exist, and can be from just about any domain. I discovered this by accident after testing a form on a practice site, and then forgot to rejigger the setting when I moved it to the client's site.
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    Not just any address, but a non-address as well. Before Mike answered, I tried using {Email} as the return address, as "Email" is the label I've given the email entry on the form. Shore nuff, the email came from {Email}.

    What I was hoping to do was have the "from" email address be the one actually entered on the form. That way, when the form data comes in, if you were to hit "Reply", it would go to whomever filled out the form.

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    In that case, try out the free offering by 123Contact.

    I've been using them with good results lately.
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