Contact forms

Basic email contact form which lets you define up to 8 configurable fields.

Summary of Features


  • Supports Joomla 2.5 and 3.x
  • Eight configurable fields: you configure the labels and sizes and types
  • "From" and "Subject" fields appear automatically
  • "From" field is checked to make sure it's a valid email address (using regex, not a realtime check)
  • "Reply-To" header can be activated
  • Fields 1 - 8 can be set to "Active," "Required," "Hidden", or "Inactive" in the module configuration, as needed
  • Hidden fields will automatically appear in the email
  • Body of email message contains labels + user input data for active and hidden fields
  • Any of the 8 fields can be normal (text), textarea, radio buttons, checkboxes or dropdown (select)
  • You can configure a recipient of the submitted email form plus optional CC and/or BCC
  • Optional "Send Copy to Me" field or automatic user copy
  • You can set the space between the labels and the input fields
  • You can specify an optional redirect URL if the form is submitted successfully
  • Info in form fields can be either reset or retained after form submission
  • Includes a field to upload an email file attachment
  • Email attachments can be filtered by filename extension
  • Max length of each field can be set (thanks to Rui Castro Lobo!)
  • You can activate "Test Mode" to help you troubleshoot when installing

30+ languages supported, including: Afrikaans, Arabic, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portugese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

An optional CAPTCHA can be activated
- You can use Google's reCAPTCHA (Joomla's default) or any other standard CAPTCHA extension for Joomla

All configuration is done by module manager: no complicated components to install! All fields can be either normal (text), textarea, checkboxes, radio buttons, or select.

New in SEF 2.x - thanks to Andrew Caya and Martin Beaudry :

  • Client-side and server-side form validation for all field types,
  • Server-side filtering for all field types,
  • Integration with third-party CAPTCHA modules like Google's reCAPTCHA (Joomla's default),
  • Integration with Joomla's language settings,
  • Allow users to configure an automated reply email to those submitting the form,
  • A new Belarusian translation thanks to Yury (
  • A new Slovenian translation thanks to Ervin (
  • The possibility of overriding any translatable string with a custom one using Joomla's language overrides
  • The possibility of overriding and customizing completely the form's rendering

Project's Lead Developer:
Doug Bierer:

It does what it promises. It sends mail.
Ease of use
A bit of tricky for the just-beginning Joomla-user. I'm a little more of an advanced user, so I managed to get it working.
I used this to: trainingpurposes now. May be later for a school for refugees (if approved by my client)

Simple and easy

Posted on 05 February 2016
Esy to setup fields, attached forms, text and image captcha, send CC BCC
Ease of use
It says so. SIMPLE
Well , it is so simple. You get what you asked for so don't try to buy a bicycle and ask for Ferrari features. It works as it is.
Where is the latest version. This one seems to have a problem with vulnerability
I used this to: Receiving a precise info from my customers

Too simple

Posted on 19 March 2015
No compliance with Joomla. Can't be overwritten.
Ease of use
Labels and fields are placed in table cells, which is a very bad way of coding. No CSS.
Too complicated, too much topics.
Does exactly what it says it will, and does it well! I do need help adjusting how the title of fields line up with the text area.
Ease of use
Very simple, except for that one exception
What is on the website is more than sufficient to get it running properly
I used this to: Having folks register for theater classes

Simple but...

Posted on 29 June 2014
This module is simple to setup if you need something very basic and you don't intend to modify it. However with today's new layouts, if you plan to go beyond what the author gives you, you will find it pretty much impossible unless you hack the logic. The author did not use the template standard set by Joomla Team in creating this module, instead mixed the presentation with the logic. Using tables was the wrong approach, especially dealing with Joomla's responsive option, nor did this author use Bootstraps form options to properly layout the form. As a Senior UI Developer I cannot give this module high ratings as others reviewers. Regardless of this being a free module, mixing logic with presentation is a poor approach and I hope the author will take note and correct this in his next version update.
Went to Joomla Extensions for a simple email form creator and this one gave me exactly what I needed!

Simple set up, fast, and exactly what I needed.

Had it up and working from time of discovery to activation in less than 30 minutes.

Simple and Effective

Posted on 11 February 2014
I found the plugin easy to configure and use. It served my purpose well and it's useful for 90% of all contact form requirements. The only slight gripe is that there is no gap or line between the elements making it difficult to distinguish between elements.
Good extension, easy to use. Just have one problem, instead of showing article title, it shows category page title.
Great form. But i can't find option to include article title in email. I can't find anything about that in documentation.
Owner's reply: In the module configuration select "Advanced" options. Look for this setting:

Include Article Title
Yes No

Also please do not use the reviews as a place to ask questions folks: just go to the demo site and email the question right to me!!!


Posted on 07 January 2014
It's a nice form. Very easy to install and use. I think its best non-commercial form ever.

Simple Email Form

Doug Bierer
Last updated:
Aug 16 2021
2 years ago
Date added:
Mar 09 2010
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System


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