The question we should be asking to ourselves, every now and then is, ‘Do we really have control over our data?’
We have recently seen many cases where big corporations have much control over our data and its accessibility from events like AWS widespread outage and very recently, Google’s global outage. Particularly, Google’s outage has affected Newsletter Creators because a large chunk of their subscribers have a Gmail account. This led to false hard-bounces and ESPs usually auto-unsubscribe those addresses.
The worst thing that could happen to a Newsletter Creator is to lose their subscribers list. I have recently purchased NewsletterOS in which @Janel, maker of NewsletterOS, emphasizes on having a back up of your subscribers list in a .csv format. There are two ways to do this backup according to her suggestions. One is to manually download the subscribers list every month and store it somewhere safe. Another way is to automate downloading subscribers list from your Email Service Provider (ESP) so that you don’t have to remind yourself to download the list or forget downloading it.
This is a step-by-step tutorial, without writing a single line of code, to create backups of your Subscribers List using Integromat. Hopefully, it helps someone.