We need to send to three email addresses when a particular select option is selected. I've tried setting the value of that field (called recipient_email) to [email protected],[email protected] and setting recipients=yes and recipient_limit=3 on the form, but the form just comes through to the default admin notification email.

Any suggestions? This in on EE 2.6.1 and Freeform 4.0.12.

Here's a cut down version of the template code:

collection="General Contact Form"
form:class="validate no-print" 


    <div class="fr">
        <label for="sel-general-type">Enquiry Type <span class="required">*</span></label>
        <div class="wrapper-select">
            <select id="sel-general-type" name="recipient_email">
                <option value="[email protected],[email protected]">Foo</option>
                <option value="[email protected]">Bar</option>

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The recipient_email field accepts encoded recipient email values (see an example here), using the {freeform:recipient_value} variable in the field's name="" attribute along with a set list of recipients using recipient1="", recipient2="", etc parameters.

If you want your field's value="" to be an regular, non-encoded email address (as you have it above), use recipient_email_user field (documentation).

To send to multiple recipients, use name="recipient_email[]" or name="recipient_email_user[]" for your field. Please note the brackets [].

You cannot have more than one email address as a field's value="".

In your case, however, you are using a select field, which cannot accept multiple values. Either change the field to checkboxes or a multi-select field, eg.

<input type="checkbox" name="recipient_email_user[]" value="[email protected]" /> Recipient 1<br />
<input type="checkbox" name="recipient_email_user[]" value="[email protected]" /> Recipient 2<br />
<input type="checkbox" name="recipient_email_user[]" value="[email protected]" /> Recipient 3<br />

...or use javascript/jQuery to populate hidden recipient_email_user[] fields when a select field option is selected.

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