Restrict Survey Access

September 22, 2008

Every so often we are asked how to insure that only people invited to take a survey by email can access it. This can be helpful when you want to survey your list and don’t want people outside that list skewing your results.

Restricting access in this way can be done with one simple checkbox and our Email Invite tool.

Here is how it works:

Version 2.x Instructions

  1. Once you have created your survey, select the Email Invite tab and add the contacts of the individuals that you want to take your survey.
  2. Then create the content of your invitation, making sure you leave in the survey link merge code (so everyone can get to your survey!).
  3. Now, before you send out the email invitation, select the Edit Survey tab then Advanced Options and scroll about halfway down the page to Access Controls and Quotas.  Check the Email Invite respondents only box.

Once this is done, you can now send out your survey invites and won’t have to worry about getting unwanted responses from random people because your survey takers will only be able to access your survey through the email you are sending them.

NOTE: This feature is available to Pro and Team Edition users only.

Now only the people you specifically invite to take the survey can take it. That’s all there is to it!


This is not yet available with Alchemer 3.0.

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