Why can't I set a Default value for a 'Contact list" other than a registered user?

Nicolas (Nic) Gonzalez
edited 06/28/24 in Smartsheet Basics

I have (2) two Hidden fields on my form.

One Hidden field is set to default to "Submitted" - this is working as expected.

I am trying to set a second Hidden field as an email or "Contact list" and when I save and reload the page, the field reverts to no default value. If the email is my own, the Default value sticks, but if it is an email that I entered manually, the value won't save.

(sorry I had to scrub some company information)