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Creating and Editing Forms

You can create various types of forms in Interspire Email Marketer:

  • Subscription: lets contacts sign up for your emails. See Subscription Form.
  • Unsubscribe: lets contacts unsubscribe from your list, and stop receiving emails. This has the same effect as the unsubscribe link you can add to your emails. See Unsubscribe Form.
  • Modify details: lets contacts change the information recorded about them in your contact list. See Modify Details Form.
  • Send to friend: lets contacts forward an email to another person. See Send to Friend Form.

Subscription Form

Take the following steps to set up or edit a Subscription website form. See the corresponding sections for information on how to complete each step.

  • Click Forms in the toolbar, then Create a website form.
  • Select Subscription in the Choose a form type field. Configure the other basic form settings (form name, form design and format, CAPTCHA security, and the contact list ‐ or lists ‐ for the form). See Basic Form Settings.

Note: The options in steps  3  and  4  are available only when you select the corresponding options in step 2.

  • Design the confirmation page (a page that displays when contacts have filled in their details, requiring that they click another link to be added to the list) and the confirmation email (an email sent to contacts requiring that they click a link to be added to the list). See Confirmation Page and Email.
  • Design the thank you page (the page that displays once contacts have been successfully added to the list) and the thank you email (an email sent to contacts once they have been successfully added to the list). See Thank You Page and Email.
  • Design the error page (a page that displays if an error occurs in the sign‐up process). See Error Page.
  • Add the form to your website. See Adding a Form to Your Website.

Unsubscribe Form

Take the following steps to set up or edit an Unsubscribe website form. See the corresponding sections for information on how to complete each step.

  • Click Forms in the toolbar, then Create a website form.
  • Select Unsubscribe in the Choose a form type field. Configure the other basic form settings (form name, form design, and the contact list ‐ or lists ‐ for the form). See Basic Form Settings.
  • Design the confirmation page (a page that displays when contacts have filled in their details, requiring that they click another link to be removed from the list) and the confirmation email (an email sent to contacts requiring that they click a link to be removed from the list). See Confirmation Page and Email.
  • Design the thank you page (the page that displays once contacts have been successfully removed from the list) and the thank you email (an email sent to contacts once they have been successfully removed from the list). See Thank You Page and Email.
  • Design the error page (a page that displays if an error occurs in the unsubscription process). See Error Page.
  • Add the form to your website. See Adding a Form to Your Website.

Modify Details Form

Take the following steps to set up or edit a Modify details form. See the corresponding sections for information on how to complete each step.

  • Click Forms in the toolbar, then Create a website form.
  • Select Modify Details in the Choose a form type field. Configure the other basic form settings (form name, form design and format, CAPTCHA security, and the contact list ‐ or lists ‐ for the form). See Basic Form Settings.
  • Design the thank you page (the page that displays once contacts have successfully modified their details) and the thank you email (an email sent to contacts once they have been successfully modified their details). See Thank You Page and Email.
  • Design the error page (a page that displays if an error occurs in the modification process). See Error Page.
  • Include a link to the form in your emails or autoresponders using the corresponding custom field.
    When you are editing a template, email or autoresponder, click the Custom fields button. Then, select Modify details forms. Select the name of the form from the list that displays.

Note: You cannot add modify details forms to your website. Use the custom field link to add them to your emails instead.

Send to Friend Form

Take the following steps to set up or edit a Send to friend form. See the corresponding sections for information on how to complete each step.

  • Click Forms in the toolbar, then Create a website form.
  • Select Send to Friend in the Choose a form type field. Configure the form design. See Basic Form Settings.
  • Design the thank you page (the page that displays once contacts have successfully forwarded the email). See Thank You Page and Email.
  • Design the forwarded email headers (the HTML and text headers that display above the forwarded email, identifying the sender by whom it was forwarded). See Forwarded Email Headers.
  • Design the error page (a page that displays if an error occurs in the sending process).
    See Error Page.
  • Include a link to the form in your emails or autoresponders using the corresponding custom field.
    When you are editing a template, email or autoresponder, click the Custom fields button. Then, select Send to friend forms. Select the name of the form from the list that displays.

Note: You cannot add send to friend forms to your website. Use the custom field link to add them to your emails instead.