Search for Campaigns and Contacts in Your Account

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 audience 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.

Search bar

Click the filter drop-down menu to display results by type. Choose Campaigns to search for email campaigns.

Filter menu

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.

Search subscriber results

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.

KeywordHow to use
fromname:XXSearches the from name of a campaign. Replace XX with all or part of the name you're searching for.
subject:XXSearches the subject line of a campaign. Replace XX with all or part of the subject line you're searching for.
name:XXSearches the name of a campaign. Replace XX with all or part of the campaign name you're searching for.
type:XXSearches across campaign types. Replace XX with regular, absplit, rss, automation, or plaintext.
email_status:XXSearches the status of a campaign. Replace XX with draft, sent, or sending.
ad_status:XXSearches the status of your ads. Replace XX with draft, completed, or active.

Search for Contacts in an Audience

To search for contacts in a particular audience, follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to the Audience tab.
  2. If you have more than one audience, click the Current audience drop-down and choose the one you want to work with.
  3. Click View Contacts.
  4. Click the search icon next to the Settings drop-down menu.
    search current audience

After you click the search icon, a search bar displays the audience name. Enter keywords as you normally would, and your results will only come from the audience you've selected.

search current audience

Click X in the top-right corner to return to your audience.

Contact search keywords

To search a specific field of the contact's profile, choose one of these Advanced search keywords.

KeywordHow to use
email:XXSearches for an email address. Replace XX with all or part of an email address.
merge1:XXSearches the *|MERGE1|* field. Replace XX with all or part of the content you're searching for.
merge2:XXSearches 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 audience.

The Campaigns page will default to show you the campaigns for the audience you worked with most recently. Click the Current audience dropdown arrow to choose a different audience, or select All audiences.

To search your campaigns, click Recent, enter the name or type of campaign in the search bar, and press Enter.

click recent

To search campaigns with a certain status, click the status option you want to work with from the View by Status sidebar. Use the search bar to filter by name or type.

To narrow your search to a specific campaign type, click the campaign type you want to work with in the View by Type sidebar.

You can also click the search bar and choose one of the suggested options.
campaigns-searchbar

To search a specific folder, click the folder you want to work with, and run your search.
choose a folder to search

To search for unfiled campaigns, click the search bar and choose Unfiled Campaigns.
click unfiled


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