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Ways to Edit, Move, and Organize Contacts in Mailing Lists?

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Just getting familiar with the Marketing side of Squarespace. It is appealing to have it all in one place.

As I dig into the organization of the Subscribers I am curious on how to do basic tasks. Maybe there is a way I am not seeing.

First of all, I have read the docs and they were very helpful. I however did not see these things which is why I ask. 

https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001280708-Building-mailing-lists

1) How can you edit a Subscriber? I read in the docs that the way to "Edit Subscribers" is to add a new Subscriber with the email you wish to update and then just include the new name. Is that really the only way? Kind of seems like a work around why not just a edit dialogue right there like most fields on the site?

2) How can you move OR copy a Subscriber from one Mailing List to another? Maybe the Subscriber should actually be in List A vs List B. How can I move OR copy that Subscriber? It seems currently the only way is to delete the Subscriber and then manually re-enter (or with a .csv).  

3) Can you add any other information to a Subscriber like tags, descriptors, dates, etc?

I am thinking that if I don't implement good organizations practices now it could get out of hand and hard to manage with 1,000's of emails.

Thank you very much for any help or tips on how other people organize their Mailing Lists!

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One contact can be on multiple lists. You just add their e-mail address to it from the screen where you add emails to mailing lists like normal, and then you'll notice that the Profile recognizes that they are on two lists after that. But all of the above functions would be ideal, having to re-submit e-mail addresses to change basic things like names or having to delete a contact to change their e-mail address is a huge pain.

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Also, according to GDPR law, a contact/subscriber has the right to be entirely removed from the system. How can we do that if there is no option to delete them? This is a serious issue.

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1 hour ago, exaltdesignstudio said:

I have a client asking how to edit a subscriber's email and it's pretty awkward to go back and tell them there's no solution.

If you or your subscriber are governed by privacy legislation such as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in the UK and Europe, then I recommend that you take a look at section 7 of the Squarespace Privacy Policy:

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7. Your rights and choices

Where applicable law requires (and subject to any relevant exceptions under law), you may have the right to access, update, change or delete personal information.

You can access, update, change or delete personal information (or that of your End Users) either directly in your Account or by contacting us at privacy@squarespace.com to request the required changes. 

 

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I've noticed that the only way to delete a subscriber of the mailing side of Squarespace is to pay more by joining Scheduling , my business doesnt rely on appointments, all I want to do is clean up my mailing lists???I cant even contact Squarespace by email as they insist on resolving things by sending me to a webpage....Please help? thanks H 

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Also wondering about this. No way is this a useful feature if we can't edit.

Also would like option to import with tags or edit multiple contacts tags at once.

This mailing list "feature" is a marketing hoax. Really unfortunate. My confidence in Squarespace providing a clean and simple solution  for their customers just dropped like 100 points. This is ridiculous.

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10 minutes ago, Kronos13 said:

Please add a way to DELETE subscribers from the mailing lists.

It is possible to delete subscribers from mailing lists. There's a delete button next to each name:

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