Reply To Email Contact Form 7

How to Set Up a Reply-To Email Address in Contact Form 7

Want to make it easy for people to respond to emails sent through your Contact Form 7 forms? Set up a Reply-To email address! This lets you reply directly to the person’s email from your inbox. Here’s how:

Using Additional Headers

In your Contact Form 7 form settings, add this to the Additional Headers field:

Reply-To in Contact Form 7

It’s as simple as adding the following to the additional headers field:

Reply-To: [your-name] <[your-email]>

Make sure to configure the other key mail settings too:

  • To: Use a valid email address you can access, like [email protected]
  • From: Use an email address on your website’s domain, like [email protected]
  • Subject: Include your site name and the submitted subject, like Your Site - [your-subject]

Some web hosts may need slightly different headers to allow replies. If the above doesn’t work, try adding Sender and Reply-To headers instead:

Sender: [email protected]
Reply-To: [your-name] <[your-email]>

From the Email Body

Another option is to include the submitted email as a mailto link right in your email body. In the Message field, add something like:

Reply to sender: <a href="mailto:[your-email]">[your-email]</a>


That’s it! Now when someone fills out your form, you can easily hit Reply in your email app to respond directly to them. No more copying and pasting email addresses. This is a great way to ensure your emails are still delivered from your server and you can still reply to the user.


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