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Receive form file attachments by email

Last Update: April 18, 2024

By default, when users upload files using forms, they are accessible via WP Admin. However, in some cases, creators need a more secure way of uploading files. In these cases, files can be sent by email. When this feature is used, website owners will not be able to access uploaded files via WP Admin.

Send files by email

To have files sent by email:

  • Create a form. For more details, see Form widget.

In order to upload files, one of the fields needs to be categorized as an upload field.

Create an upload field

To create a file upload field:

  1. In the panel, click the field you want to categorize as a file upload field.
    The field opens.
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  2. From the Type dropdown menu, select File Upload.
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    This will give you access to the field properties.
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  3. In the panel, use the dropdown menu to select Email with attachment

When files are uploaded using the form, they will be sent to you by email.

Warning
You will not be able to access these files using WP Admin.
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