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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:


  • Text
    Use the Text feature for the name/title of this block.
  • Description
    Enable the Description feature to add a description to this block.
  • Placeholder
    Enable the Placeholder feature to add a text inside the empty input control of this block.
  • Help text
    Enable the Help text feature to add a help text to this block.


  • Required
    By default this block is not required to fill out by your respondents. Enable the Required feature to make this block required to fill out.
  • Visibility
    By default this block is visible in your form. Enable the Visibility feature to hide it for your respondents.
  • Alias
    By default the name/title of this block will be used in your dataset. Enable the Alias feature to use a different name in your dataset.
  • Exportability
    By default the collected data of this block will be stored to the dataset of each result. Enable the Exportability feature to take control over the storage. You can then include/exclude the data from your dataset. Please note that if you exclude data from the dataset you can never see and/or use the given answers from your respondents to this block, because the data is simply not stored at all.


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.


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).


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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