Best Way to Remove Email from a Contact Who Has Moved but Retain Email History

ktownsend
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We are trying to clean up our contacts and noticing that we know some people have moved and their email is no longer valid, but we want to retain the history of that email dialogue with them in Pipedrive. Is there a good way to remove email of someone who has moved but retain that dialogue?

Maybe a way to mark an email inactive or something, pending getting a new email at their next location? We thought about just removing the email address, but are worried that will make it lose the logged email history. Your help is greatly appreicated!

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  • Jared
    Jared Member Posts: 49
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    @ktownsend I have dealt with this before and what we did was keep the email on the contact and just add a new primary email so that everyone uses the new email address and not the "other" email.

    Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.


  • ktownsend
    ktownsend Member Posts: 4
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    Jared, what if you dont know what their NEW email will be? For example they moved to a new facility and you dont know what that new email is? How do you handle that?

    Additionally, I assume there is a way to make those email categories so that you can determine which are active emails and inactive - did you just use "Other" as a category to let everyone know thats the old one?

    Thanks for your insight!

  • Jared
    Jared Member Posts: 49
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    @ktownsend for one of my clients, we set up an automation to run the email into a validator and then update a field on the contact.

    Field: "Valid," "Invalid," "Blocked"

    Even though the email was old we had the record with the email history. But we also knew that the email was no longer valid and could give that to our team to prospect for the new email address.

    Hopefully, that is helpful.