Searching for contacts

To search for contacts, head to the Lists page and click the list you want to search in. Once you're viewing that list, click the magnifying glass:

You can use the Search to look up a user based on their email address, status, last updated date, added date and any custom field. By default, our search prioritises searches based on email address and will return both subscribed and unsubscribed contacts. To further narrow the search, use one of these Advanced search filters.

Filters

Filter Description Example
email: Searches for an email address. email:john.smith@gmail.com
firstname: Searches the first name field.  firstname:John
lastname: Searches the last name field. lastname:Smith
status:   Search for a contact based on their status (Subscribed, Unsubscribed, Pending). status:subscribed
added: Search for contacts added on a specific date using the YYYY-MM-DD format added:2019-08-01
lastchanged: Search for contacts based on when they were last updated using the YYYY-MM-DD format lastchanged:2020-01-28
fieldtag: Search for contacts based on data in your list fields. age:50 or address:london

Supported operators

We also allow the use of advanced operators to search more specifically in a field.

Operator Description Example
: Text/email field: contains the value.
Date field: The date matches this date
Number field: The number matches this number
email:jaya
added:2019-12-28 
age:28
:> Date field: The date is after this date.
Number field: The number is larger than this number
added:>2019-12-28
age:>17
:< Date field: The date is before this date.
Number field: The number is smaller than this number
added:<2020-01-28
age:<66
:>= Date field: The date is on or after this date.
Number field: The number matches or is larger than this number
added:>=2020-01-28
age:>=18
:<= Date field: The date is on or before this date.
Number field: The number matches or is smaller than this number
added:<=2020-01-28  
age:<=65

Combining and excluding terms

You can use more than one search term to narrow down your search and reduce the number of results. You can also exclude any search filters with a hyphen - so that matches for it are not included.

Example Description
email:gmail added:>2019-12-31 The email address contains the phrase Gmail and they were added after 31st December 2019
firstname:otto added:>2019-12-28 added:<2020-01-15 The first name contains the phrase Otto and they were added after Dec 28 2019, but before Jan 15 2020.
firstname:otto -email:gmail The first name contains the phrase Otto and the email address does not contain the phrase Gmail  
email:gmail|hotmail The email address contains the phrase Gmail or Hotmail
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