Email Question Type

An Email question is a short-answer, open-text field with validation that ensures entries are email addresses.

When To Use It

Use Email questions to gather email addresses from your respondents.

Placeholder Text

Use the Layout tab to provide placeholder text for your Email question. Placeholder text can serve as guidance for your survey respondents, showing them the expected format of the answer.

Visit the expanded documentation for additional information.

HTML Placeholder

Placeholder text is displayed as follows within your question, and will be overridden by the respondent as they provide their answer.

Placeholder Text in Survey Taking

Survey Taking

On a desktop and most laptops the Email question type looks like so.

Email Question on Desktop

When optimized for mobile devices the Email question type looks very similar.

By default, survey questions show one at a time on mobile devices to prevent the need for scrolling on smaller screens. You can turn off this one-at-a-time interaction if you wish.

Email Question on Mobile


In the Standard Report Email questions report as a collapsed response list, by default.

Email Question Reporting

 See additional compatible chart types

Within the Standard Report there are various chart types available for visualizing your data. The below grid shows which of the chart types Essay questions are compatible with. 

Chart Type (Aggregate)

Collapsed Response List

Contact Cards

DIY Grid/Cards


 See what other report types are compatible

The below grid shows which of the report types Email questions are compatible with. If you plan to do some specific analysis within Alchemer this report compatibility chart should help you choose the right question types.

Report Type
Legacy Summary


 (not available as source question)


In the CSV/Excel export, the data is displayed in a single column within the spreadsheet.

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