How to autofill email in a sign up form that is part of a workflow.

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I am setting up a workflow that starts with 1) Lightbox form (requesting email only) 2) Triggered Email ("Thanks for signing up...if we have your birthday, we'll send a special gift...CLICK HERE to add your birthday.") That "CLICK BUTTON" is linked to a... 3) SIGN UP FORM with lots of optional information fields beyond just the birthday.   It is here, on this sign up form, that I would like the email to autofill since they just entered it in on the Lightbox. Is there a way to do this? 
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Hey there -- While it's not possible to have an email address autofill in a signup form, we can accomplish this by linking to the manage preferences form instead!

If you link your button in the second email to this tag, [% manage_url %], the form will open pre-populated with the contact's email address. The manage preferences tag will open whichever signup form is linked in the footer of that email, so you'll want to be sure to send that email with the preferred sign up form. You can select that at the point of send on the review and send page.

I tested this in my account, and it worked like a charm. Let me know if you run into any issues!