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Website email form vs open email address

Website email form vs open email address

Email forms and open email addresses both have their own set of advantages and disadvantages.

Here are some pros and cons of each

Email Forms


1. Control: Email forms give the website owner more control over the type of information visitors provide.
2. Spam Prevention: Email forms have built-in spam prevention measures, such as CAPTCHA codes and bot detection.
3. Professionalism: Email forms can look more professional than displaying an open email address.
4. Automated Responses: Email forms allow for automated responses to be sent to visitors who submit the forms.


1. Inconvenient: Some visitors may find filling out an email form inconvenient and time-consuming.
2. Limited Personalization: Email forms can limit the personalization of the message the visitor wants to send.
3. Technical Errors: Email forms can sometimes have technical issues that prevent them from functioning properly.

Open Email Addresses


1. Convenience: Visitors can send an email directly without having to fill out a form.
2. Personalization: Visitors can write a personalised message to the recipient.
3. No Technical Issues: There are no technical issues to worry about with an open email address.


1. Spam Risks: Open email addresses can attract spam and phishing attempts.
2. Time-consuming: Sorting through a large volume of emails can be time-consuming for the recipient.
3. Privacy concerns: Open email addresses can raise privacy concerns if the recipient’s email address is publicised.

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Written by Andrew Talbot

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