Don't store form submission data

I’m using Netlify Forms for a contact form a site I built and it’s working very well.

For our use case, however, we don’t want the information being stored. We have Forms set up to send us an email with the form info, and after that, we’d like it to not persist in the Forms ‘verified submissions’ list.

Is there a way to have Forms not store submissions? Or perhaps some workaround, such as calling a webhook to delete the submission after other user actions (email notification, etc.) have occurred?

Hello @mfan, there is no setting to prevent our system from storing your Form submissions. However, you could use the API endpoint https://open-api.netlify.com/#operation/deleteSubmission to delete the form as they come in. Would that work for you?

Hi @Dennis, thanks for the reply.

That could work, yes. In order to do this, I’d have to create a Lambda function to respond to this event, correct?

yes, that is correct. You can learn more about functions here: