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Add fields on an email?

Is it possible to add tick boxes and other fields on an email?
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Re: Add fields on an email?

There's nothing that would allow any company to break the rules of what email messages are allowed to do... by the email apps that read those messages. Of course you can do stuff like send a message that has 5 different links to rate a movie from 1 to 5 stars, like Amazon does, but that isn't an "email survey" nor "email form" by my definition...

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Re: Add fields on an email?

Yes and no.  You can add checkbox elements (though they will not display by default in Outlook Web Access, for one example) but the email still won't operate as a "form" in the way you might be imagining -- there is no reliable concept of form fields + Submit button.

The closest to simulating such a thing would be using an image of a checkbox as the background of a link.  Yet this isn't really a familiar way to present a CTA in an email... and unfamiliarity isn't a good thing!   You're best off sticking with the "big button" approach if you want a link that's both exciting and understandable. My opinion at least. Remember that email is a disconnected medium and you should use it to connect people with your site (where design has no bounds) as quickly and straightforwardly as possible.  
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so you would put an image of Yes, xxx in email-then write a smart campaign that says "if clicks link change data value on field Yes, xxx to True"? or still send them to landing page with a form with just that field??

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trish

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Agree with Sanford. However, 123ContactForm released an integration recently - 

"Online forms and surveys can be placed anywhere: on a website or blog, in email messages, on social media, on the sidebar of a webpage, or on landing pages. They collect leads which are imported into Marketo, continuously and in real-time" - says an article 

Could it be possible that this integration may make it possible? Thoughts?
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Re: Add fields on an email?

There's nothing that would allow any company to break the rules of what email messages are allowed to do... by the email apps that read those messages. Of course you can do stuff like send a message that has 5 different links to rate a movie from 1 to 5 stars, like Amazon does, but that isn't an "email survey" nor "email form" by my definition...

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Re: Add fields on an email?

Thanks for your answers, Sanford and Alok!