I inherited a complicated Webform with several hundred submissions. One of the components was a Textfield used to capture the email address of the form submitter. For some reason this is a Textfield and not an E-mail field which prevents me from using the E-mail address to send a confirmation email.
If I were to delete the textfield email component what would happen to all the data? I'm assuming it would be erased.
Is there any way to change the type of a form component while still preserving the data?
Update: I am using Drupal 7 and Webform 3.19