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Mailchimp lists are now called audiences. They include the same data and functionality as before, along with valuable new insights about your contacts. As we introduce this change over time, you’ll notice fewer places where we still say list. Learn more about this change.
Looking for something? Mailchimp's account-wide search feature helps you locate campaigns and contacts from any page you're working on, while our Campaigns page search offers a more targeted approach.
In this article, you'll learn how to search for contacts and campaigns in your account.
Before You Start
- It may take up to an hour before new contacts and campaigns appear in account search results. When a new contact is added to your list or a new campaign is created, we have to re-index the account data for it to become searchable.
- To search your contacts for more complex data, consider an advanced segment.
- Hyphens, apostrophes, and other special characters may not be recognized by the search engine. Be sure to remove any special characters when you search.
Search Your Account
Type a campaign or contact keyword into the search bar, without any hyphens or special characters, and press Enter or click the magnifying glass icon.
Click the filter drop-down menu to display results by type. Choose Campaigns to search for email campaigns.
When you search your account for contacts, your results are sorted by relevance. Click View Profile next to any contact to see all of their information.
For more specific searches, like merge tag values or campaign statuses, click Advanced search keywords. Find the keyword you want to use, and click it to add it to the search bar.
Search for Campaigns
Campaign search results are sorted by relevance to your search term, and include drafts and sent email campaigns.
When you click the title of a draft campaign, it will open in the Campaign Builder. When you click the title of a sent campaign, you'll see the report for the campaign.
Campaign search keywords
To search a specific part of a campaign, choose one of these Advanced search keywords.
|Keyword||How to use|
|fromname:XX||Searches the from name of a campaign. Replace XX with all or part of the name you're searching for.|
|subject:XX||Searches the subject line of a campaign. Replace XX with all or part of the subject line you're searching for.|
|name:XX||Searches the name of a campaign. Replace XX with all or part of the campaign name you're searching for.|
|type:XX||Searches across campaign types. Replace XX with regular, absplit, rss, automation, or plaintext.|
|email_status:XX||Searches the status of a campaign. Replace XX with draft, sent, or sending.|
|ad_status:XX||Searches the status of your ads. Replace XX with draft, completed, or active.|
Search for Contacts in a List
To search for contacts in a particular list, follow these steps.
- Navigate to the Lists page.
- Click the name of the list you want to work with.
- Click the search icon next to the Settings drop-down menu.
After you click the search icon, a search bar displays the list name. Enter keywords as you normally would, and your results will only come from the list you've selected.
Click X in the top-right corner to return to the your list.
Contact search keywords
To search a specific field of the contact's profile, choose one of these Advanced search keywords.
|Keyword||How to use|
|email:XX||Searches for an email address. Replace XX with all or part of an email address.|
|merge1:XX||Searches the *|MERGE1|* field. Replace XX with all or part of the content you're searching for.|
|merge2:XX||Searches the *|MERGE2|* field. Replace XX with all or part of the content you're searching for.|
If you're not sure what type of search to use, choose Everything to search both campaign and contact information in your account.
Search Your Campaigns Page
On the Campaigns page, you can search all of your campaigns at once, or narrow your search to a specific folder, campaign type, or list.
To search all of your campaigns, click Recent, enter your terms in the campaign search bar, and press Enter.
To search a specific folder, click the folder you want to work with, and run your search.
To search for unfiled campaigns, click the search bar and choose Unfiled Campaigns.
To narrow your search to a specific campaign type, click the search bar and choose one of the suggested options.
To narrow your search to a specific list, enter a keyword for the list you want to work with, and choose one of the suggested options.