Form creates contact despite "Always create contact for new email address" being disabledSOLVE
Dec 15, 2019 11:24 AM
I have created a basic contact form to gather information from my web-site and set-up to automatically create a ticket for each submission. I'd like to use tickets to verify the submission first, before creating a new contact.
Despite the option "Always create contact for new email address" being disabled, every submission with unknown email results in a contact being automatically created.
Am I missing the point of this setting? How can I avoid creation of a contact on submission?
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Dec 15, 2019 3:12 PM
This setting has more to do with cookie-tracking.
When enabled, if a contact submits a form with a different email address, but using the same device, HubSpot will create a new contact rather than overwriting the tracking information already collected.
For example: if someone registers themselves for a webinar then also registers their colleague (using the same device) immediately after, they've unknowingly overwritten their tracking data in HubSpot.
Details can be found in this article, under the Customize Form Options heading.
Not knowing your process, I would review each contact submission then decide if the contact is valuable. Once decided, manually delete any contacts from HubSpot that you consider low value.
I hope this helps. If it does, please help the rest of the community by marking this as a solution. Thank you!