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How to use other shortcodes inside Contact form 7- forms? indeed explains how to use other shortcodes inside Contact Form 7 forms. But that doesn't make them usable in the mails that Contact Form 7 sends on submission of the form. How do I make them work there too?

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WPCF7 incorporates more filters than used in the answer you already found.

Analogously to that, the wpcf7_posted_data filter should do what you are looking for:

function wpse73667_wpcf7_posted_data( $posted_data )
{
    $posted_data = do_shortcode( $posted_data );
    return $posted_data;
}
add_filter( 'wpcf7_posted_data', 'wpse73667_wpcf7_posted_data' );

Note that this is an educated guess and untested.

You can find all the filters available by searching the %plugins_directory%/contact-form-7/includes/classes.php file for the term apply_filters.

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