Support Center | Administration | Manage General Settings

Manage General Settings

  • Administration of Campaign Monitor for Salesforce

  • Email Opt Out/In Settings

  • Salesforce Campaign Settings

  • Primary Sync Settings & Storage Management

  • General Maintenance Messages

  • Manage Billing (Card details, Invoices etc)

General Options

This page contains options which allow you to configure our application.

  • Prevent Contacts or Leads being added to lists when Salesforce Email opt out is checked
    If the Salesforce Email Opt Out field is checked on a Contact or Lead, then the Contact or Lead cannot be added to any subscriber list in Campaign Monitor. This setting is not retrospective - I.e. it will not automatically remove people from a subscriber list, it will come into effect when the 'Email Opt Out' field on a Contact or Lead is updated. When the 'Email Opt Out' is checked, the Salesforce user will see a message that says that the Contact or Lead cannot be added to a subscriber list.

  • Unsubscribe Contact or Lead when Salesforce Email Opt Out is checked
    Automatically unsubscribe the Contact or Lead from all associated subscriber lists in Campaign Monitor when the Email Opt Out field is ticked on the Salesforce Contact/Lead.

  • Set Email Opt to true when a contact or lead is unsubscribed or deleted in all lists
    Automatically update the 'Email Opt Out' field to true when the email is unsubscribed from ALL Campaign Monitor lists. This field is updated when the primary sync next runs (typically hourly). Turn this off if you don’t want the standard  'Email Opt Out' field to be updated by Campaign Monitor to Salesforce.

  • Show tabs on the Campaign Monitor layout in Salesforce
    When enable further menu options will appear under the Campaign Monitor tab in Salesforce. Disable to hide the menu from Salesforce users.

  • Resubscribe Deleted Subscribers via Import Wizard
    When using the import wizard, optionally resubscribe subscribers that were previously in a state of Deleted. It will not re-enabled unsubscribed subscribers.

  • Set Campaign Monitor subscriber status to deleted when Contact or Lead is deleted in Salesforce
    If a Contact or Lead is deleted in Salesforce, update the corresponding subscriber in Campaign Monitor (for all subscriber lists) with the status of Deleted.

  • Trigger 'joins a list' journey's when adding subscribers
    Enable this setting if you want to start journey's when importing records from Salesforce to Campaign Monitor. Use with caution as this may trigger emails to be sent to all recipients in a bulk import.

    When importing records, they may start a Journey if the subscribers enter a new segment (e.g. a custom value is updated as part of the import which results in the contact entering a new segment which in turn can start the journey - regardless of this setting).

  • Enable Salesforce Account trigger for Campaign Monitor actions
    Enable this setting if you have subscription rules or custom field mappings that reference Salesforce Account fields. When an account record is updated, this will then trigger the subscriber rules.

  • Disable Salesforce account, contact and lead triggers
    This disables Campaign Monitor triggers in Salesforce. This prevents automatic subscription rules, custom fields mappings and email opt out functionality. Typically this should be set to 'Inactive'.

  • Disable bulk triggers for account, contact and lead triggers
    This disables bulk Campaign Monitor triggers in Salesforce. When enabled, only the first modified record in a batch transaction will be processed (E.g. by automatic subscriptions).

  • Perform full daily sync
    This option will perform a full sync instead of an incremential sync.


On the Campaign Page you can change the settings of how the application works with Salesforce Campaigns.

Campaign Settings

  • Update Salesforce Campaign statistics with Campaign Monitor statistics
    Update the linked Salesforce Campaign with Campaign Monitor Campaign statistics (E.g. the total number of clicks, opens, etc...)

  • Auto create Salesforce Campaigns from Campaign Monitor Campaigns
    Automatically create Salesforce Campaigns for each Campaign Monitor Campaign and link the two together. Salesforce Campaigns will be created when the primary sync runs.

Creation of Salesforce Campaigns is not retrospective - only Campaign Monitor Campaigns created after the date this setting is enabled will result in Salesforce Campaigns being created

Campaign Statuses

Campaign status refresh behaviour controls when the Salesforce Campaign Member status field will be updated. The Salesforce Campaign Member status field is updated each time the main scheduled sync runs (and it finds new email tracking records)

  • Never
    Don't update Campaign Member statuses.

  • Always
    Update the Salesforce Campaign Member status field each sync.

  • Once Only
    Only update on the Salesforce Campaign Member status field sync once. This can be helpful where you only wanted to capture the first interaction with the email (e.g. the fact they had opened it) but didn't want this overridden at a later date (e.g. by the recipient clicking links within the email). Or where you manually set the status after the first time the user has interacted with the email.

The Salesforce Campaign Member status field on the Salesforce membership record will only be updated if the Activity Date field on the Salesforce Campaign Member record is either empty or is greater than the last Activity Date.

Auto create missing Campaign statuses

Auto create missing Campaign statuses, when active, will automatically create any mapped statuses in your linked Salesforce Campaigns.

For example, if the status Clicked (under Campaign Monitor Activity) is mapped to Registered, then the integration will check if the "Salesforce Member Status" includes the item Registered and will automatically create it if it doesn't.

Mapping Activity Statuses

The Salesforce Campaign member status value can be mapped to values coming from Campaign Monitor. For example, you could map the Opened status from Campaign Monitor to a Salesforce status named Registered. In addition to mapping the statuses, you can also determine which statuses count as a response from the customer. This relates to the Salesforce responded fields on the campaign (E.g. Responses in Campaign).

In addition to mapping the statuses, you can also determine which statuses count as a response from the customer. This relates to the Salesforce responded fields on the campaign (E.g. Respondes in Campaign).


The sync options allows you to see which Campaign Monitor account you are connected to, when the primary sync last and next runs, multi clients, and manage email tracking settings.

  • Sync Now
    Start the primary synchronisation job in the background. This job is responsible importing Campaign Monitor data into Salesforce. This primary sync job can take up to an hour to run, although typically it runs within a few minutes. It will sync all the records in Campaign Monitor that have changed sync the last sync.
    This sync does not control Automatic Subscription rules or Custom Field Mappings where the direction is set from Salesforce to Campaign Monitor). Where configured, updates to records in Salesforce are sent to Campaign Monitor in near real-time.

  • Disconnect
    Disconnects Salesforce from Campaign Monitor. Disconnecting Salesforce from Campaign Monitor will:

    • Stop records syncing between Salesforce and Campaign Monitor
    • Stop any active Campaign Monitor jobs in Salesforce
    • Stop any scheduled Campaign Monitor jobs in Salesforce
    • Reset Campaign Monitor user overrides and client ownership permissions in Salesforce
    • All Campaign Monitor data outside of Salesforce will remain unchanged

If you want to change the Campaign Monitor connected user first click disconnect as described above. Once disconnected you can then click connect.  You will be prompted with a connection screen to enter your new Campaign Monitor user details.

Import from Campaign Monitor into Salesforce

  • The Import Frequency buttons determine how often the primary sync will run. The options are:

    • Never - I.e. the sync will not automatically run (this can cause the application to behave unexpectedly (E.g. Campaign Monitor permissions may not be correct in Salesforce or Subscriber List may be missing etc)
    • Hourly - This is the default and recommended sync schedule.
    • Daily
    • Weekly
  • Salesforce Sync User
    This is the Salesforce user that is responsible for running the primary sync (i.e. the background job that imports records from Campaign Monitor into Salesforce). The user is typically the person who set up the Campaign Monitor for Salesforce application. Pressing the Set to Current User button will result in the schedule being change to the Salesforce user who presses this button.

  • Connected Campaign Monitor Clients
    There are two types of Campaign Monitor account agency and direct. Most companies will be using a direct account. But you can be on or choose to switch to an agency account. An agency account allows you to have sub-accounts linked to a parent account. To learn more about these styles of account see:

    Campaign Monitor for Salesforce can only connect to one Campaign Monitor account.  However, if you are using a Campaign Monitor agency account then you can connect that and the sub-clients contained within. Then via our General Settings tab sync page, you can select which clients you want to work within Salesforce.When you connect more the one client a dropdown will appear on the Campaign Monitor tab so you can switch between clients.

    You can limit what Campaign Monitor clients a Salesforce user can see. This is accomplished by creating a user in Campaign Monitor that can only see a particular client and then linking them to a Salesforce user, click here to learn more.

Email Tracking Data

  • Import email tracking data (opens, clicks etc)
    When Active, the email tracking stats will be imported into Salesforce from Campaign Monitor. This include opens, clicks, unsubscribes, bounces and sent. The information is stored in our email tracking statistics object, to learn more click here.

  • What email types to import
    By default, all email tracking types (Sent, Opened etc) will be imported. Optionally deselect types to prevent them from being imported into Salesforce (tuned these values to manage storage or restrict what Salesforce users can view).

  • Days to keep in Salesforce
    Set how many rolling days of tracking data to keep in Salesforce. Any tracking data older than the number of days specified by this setting will be removed from Salesforce (but the data will still be available in Campaign Monitor and can be re-imported into Salesforce at a later date if required).

Advanced Settings


The Maintenance page allows you to setup or remove page layouts, reset stored data and view system messages.

Salesforce Page Layouts

When the application is first installed into Salesforce, the page layouts (buttons, fields, related lists etc) will be automatically configured (unless the setup is cancelled). You can remove page layouts or add them back.  This article explains how.

Maintenance Messages

Campaign Monitor for Salesforce system messages are visible in the Maintenance Messages. This is the first stop when troubleshooting. If a record cannot be synced from Campaign Monitor to Salesforce, a message will appear here (e.g. field has been mapped data to a restricted picklist field in Salesforce such as a country).

  • Use the inline menu to view more details about the message.

  • Click on the Code field to view more information about the message on our support site.

  • The Delete Messages button will clear out the message log

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