Sender Email Address & Email Verification
The sender email address is what recipients see in the From field of your Email Invitations.
It's important to verify a sender email address since you'll want to make sure you can get any replies. People who reply to your survey invitation are probably trying to ask a question, let you know about an issue, give feedback about the survey design, or let you know to update their contact info.
Verifying an Email Address
You need to verify a sender email address to send email invitations from your account. You’ll be able to send messages as soon as you verify the email you're trying to use.
To verify your email address:
- After you compose your invitation message, go to the next step click Sender Email Address.
- Enter the sender email you want to use.
- Click Verify Email Address.
- Go to your email inbox and open the verification email you received from SurveyMonkey. The email is sent from firstname.lastname@example.org and the subject is "Verify Your Email Address".
- Click the verification link in the message. This verifies your email address and redirects you back to SurveyMonkey. After you're all verified, you can go on to schedule your message.
Editing the Sender Email Address
You only need to verify a sender email address once per account. This means once you verify a sender email address, you can keep using it in any Email Invitations you create in your account and you don't need to verify it again.
You can edit the sender email address for an existing collector from the Options tab.
- Open your draft Email Invitation.
- Click Next at the bottom of your draft message.
- Open Sender Email Address.
- Update the Sender Email Address. If you're using a new sender email address, you'll need to verify it before you can send messages. If you edit the sender email address, it's applied to all new or unsent messages sent through that collector.
What Recipients See
Recipients see the sender email address listed in the From field when viewing a message from their inbox. It may look something like this:
Upon opening the message, recipients may see some additional required information in the From field—you can't edit this information. The exact format depends on your email client and the domain we're using to send the message. Here are some examples:
email@example.com behalf of [Sender Email Address] via surveymonkey.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> sent by email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Each respondent only sees their own email address in the To field. Recipients can't see the email address of any other recipient.