Archive Contact Lists

I would love the option to archive contact lists. Currently, we can only "clean up" by moving things into folders (we have about 20, and I don't use them because searching is faster).

 

If it were up to me, I would delete lists we are not using, but I understand the importance of being able to access the lists on old emails if needed. Therefore, I would like the archive option to hide the lists from views (in the Lists tab and when selecting lists for email sends) but leave them accessible and restorable from a second tab under the Lists section.

 

This would make it much easier for me to find what I need when my coworkers create "new and improved" lists. They can archive the old stuff, and I wouldn't have to sift through 10 lists with almost the same title, wondering which one is correct—or worse, ask. Smiley Wink

 

On top of that, I'm thinking this archive thing could solve the secondary issue I have with deleting lists: workflows that run based on lists, and smart lists built on other lists.

9 Replies
Occasional Contributor

This is a major issue for us as well and would love to see this feature implemented. I previously used Pardot at another at another company and where that tool has many faults, the list archive feature was one I really liked. 

New Contributor

agreed - need to be able to archive lists 

New Contributor

Even if I could just turn off active lists so that no new contacts are added once I no longer need that list, it would be helpful. Every time I add a new contact, they are getting added to lists that are completely irrelevant & keeping those things cleaned up has become a chore.

Occasional Contributor

Agree as well.   It would be so nice to archive lists to clean up the main list page. 

New Contributor

I was distraught to find out that this wasn't even a thing already. Having this functionality would help a lot in the annoying mundane task of sieving through unwanted lists items. Definitely a must in my books.

New Contributor | Gold Partner
New Contributor | Gold Partner

This would be a great idea to be able to archive lists. 

Regular Contributor

I wholeheartedly agree! I created my own Archive folder, moved lists into it and now don't want to see those lists in my main Contact List view, but there's no way to "hide" a folder as the default view. Please add this! The original request was 2 1/2 years ago and would really go a long way in helping to organize our marketing lists and maintaining our sanity. 

Regular Contributor

This would be great. While searching for the list you need is very easy, there's no point in having visible or accessible lists that are no longer used.

Top Contributor

We have around 600 lists, so even searching gives a lot of results to sift through. I'm looking at consolidating some lists, for instance conference lists from multiple years, to help use them more efficiently. I'm just now researching how deleting the original lists will affect the email records for campaigns. So far, sounds like an archive option would be great. As long as it didn't include those lists in search results.