What happens when email address changes in Salesforce?

If you update the standard email address in Salesforce for a contact or lead we will update the corresponding subscriber in Campaign Monitor if;
  • The email address must be active in Campaign Monitor.
  • The subscriber list membership record needs to be linked to the contact or lead.
  • The standard email address field is changed which is found on the contact or lead.
It is rare but it is possible for the rename not to work even though the conditions above are met.  This is usually because of permissions or a conflict with another process or custom code.  We recommend checking the following:

1. Does the person that changed the email address in Salesforce have one of our permission sets?

2. If they do then it is worth trying to replicate the problem.  To do this first change the email address back in Salesforce and save.  Then change the Salesforce record to the new email address and wait a few minutes to see if it has worked. 

If the rename process still does not work then check our maintenance logs as it might indicate the problem.

Is one of the most complicated processes to handle within Salesforce as there are so many permutations.  To help we have written an article specifically to detail how our products works when records are merged please click here.
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