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How to use the email address block

Learn everything you need to know to use the email address block in your forms.


When to use

Use the email address block to let your respondents enter an email address, including automated checks for valid addresses.

Screenshot of an email address block in Tripetto
Demonstration of an email address block, including real-time validation.

How to use

Add a new block to your form and then select the question type Email address. You can now customize this block to your needs with the following features.

Basic features

Each question block has basic features to present the block the way you need, for example Name, Description and Help text. And most of the question blocks have common options, like the Required and Exportability options.

More information about these basic features can be found in the help article about our form builder.

Logic

Logic is important to make your forms smart and conversational. The email address block can work with the following branch conditions to help you with that:

Block conditions

  • Email address matches your filter;
  • Email address does not match your filter;
  • Email address matches domain your filter;
  • Email address does not match domain your filter;
  • Email address is empty;
  • Email address is not empty.

Evaluate conditions

  • Value matches your filter;
  • Value does not match your filter;
  • Value contains your filter;
  • Value does not contain your filter;
  • Value starts with your filter;
  • Value ends with your filter;
  • Value is empty;
  • Value is not empty.

Filters

When we mention your filter above, there are some different filters that you can use to make the right comparison:

  • Text - Compare with a fixed text that you enter;
  • Value - Compare with another block value entered in the form by a respondent (more info).

Calculations

You can use the calculator block to perform calculations with given answers. The email address block supports the following calculation operations:

  • Compare - Compare an email address and output a value based on the result of the comparison;
  • Character count - Count the number of characters in an email address;
  • Word count - Count the number of words in an email address;
  • Line count - Count the number of lines in an email address;
  • Count occurrences - Count the number of occurrences of a certain text, character or regular expression in an email address;
  • Convert to number - Convert an email address to a number value.

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