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.
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.
How to use
Searches the from name of a campaign. Replace XX with all or part of the name you're searching for.
Searches the subject line of a campaign. Replace XX with all or part of the subject line you're searching for.
Searches the name of a campaign. Replace XX with all or part of the campaign name you're searching for.
Searches across campaign types. Replace XX with regular, absplit, rss, automation, or plaintext.
Searches the status of a campaign. Replace XX with draft, sent, or sending.
Searches 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.
Click the Audience icon.
Click All contacts.
If you have more than one audience, click the Current audience drop-down and choose the one 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 audience name. Enter keywords as you normally would, and your results will only come from the audience you've selected.
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.
How to use
Searches for an email address. Replace XX with all or part of an email address.
Searches the *|MERGE1|* field. Replace XX with all or part of the content you're searching for.
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 audience.
The Campaigns page will default to show you the campaigns for the audience you worked with most recently. Click the Current audience drop-down 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.
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.
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.
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