Export Emails

Adds an export emails page that allows you to export the email list of your subscribers and the email list of all the people who left comments. That way you can use a more sophisticated mailing list or auto-responder system to communicate with the people interested in your website.

Download the plugin here: [download#6#size#nohits]


    To install the plug-in:

  • Unpack the *.zip file and extract the /export-emails/ folder and the files.
  • Using an FTP program, upload the full /export-emails/ folder to your WordPress plugins directory (Example: /wp-content/plugins).
  • Go to Plugins > Installed and activate the plugin.
  • Go to Tools > Export Emails.

Frequently Asked Questions

    Why not exporting the email lists as files?

  • The very first implementation of this plugin was actually creating files for download. While it’s a very convenient solution, there are security and privacy issues with it. The simple fact of having, even momentarily, a file on your server that contain the email addresses of all your subscribers is a significant risk. Because of that, it was decided against using downloadable files.

    How can I support this plugin?

  • If you enjoy this plugin and would like to help with the development, please consider donating. Otherwise, spread the word, report bugs and give this plugin a good rating.

    How do I report a bug?

  • If you find any bugs with the plugin or if you have any suggestions, please leave a comment to let me know.

Version history
The current version of the plugin is 1.3
The plugin requires WordPress to be at least version 2.5
The plugin has been tested with wordpress version up to 2.8.2

    Version 1.3

  • Compatibility check with WordPress 2.8.2
  • Remove emails from comments marked as spam from the list
    Version 1.2.1

  • Compatibility check with WordPress 2.8
    Version 1.2

  • Minor localisation work

  • New look for the export emails page

  • Initial release

26 Comments to “Export Emails”

  1. 1. baron Says:

    Works great, thank you

  2. 2. Dean Striker Says:

    There is only a list of eAddies, no other data, no instructions, no button, which left me feeling lost about what to do with it but could envision many hours of work ahead, which I had expected this plugin would eliminate.
    Installed 2nd time, will be uninstalling again, no more.

  3. 3. Joe Says:

    @Dean Striker:
    I’m not sure that I understand what your expectation are. I would appreciate if you could explain. I’ll contact you by email to find out.

  4. 4. Stephan Says:

    Useful. You might want to add an option to exclude emails marked as spam. (I know that deleting all spam first would excluded them anyway.)

  5. 5. Joe Says:

    Thank you for the suggestion. That will be in the next version.

  6. 6. jon Says:

    i’m having the same problem as dean striker. But the screenshot posted here looks a lot like what I have installed. I just don’t see where the button is to actually export the emails.

  7. 7. Joe Says:

    You have to copy and paste the emails. I didn’t put a button to download emails as a file as there are significant security risks in having a file with all the emails sitting on the server (see the FAQ). As it seems to be confusing for some user, I’ll investigate if there’s a way to generate a file on the fly.

  8. 8. Jason Sadler Says:

    I’ve installed the plugin, it shows it is active in my WP Plugin list, but I can’t find anywhere that shows a page like the screenshot above? Does this plugin work on posts made before the plugin was installed?

  9. 9. find way Says:

    Thanks Joe and good work !! .

  10. 10. Ray Says:

    Works! Thank you!

  11. 11. Birgit Says:

    I also love this plugin. It works perfect, but I received a very angry email from someone telling me, that the German law calls it “spamming”. All I did was writing an email telling that I started a new (private) blog 🙂

    So at least the Germans should be careful with using it.

    Happy New Year!

  12. 12. Leo Says:

    Just curious, is it possible to add a list for all the people that have used the contact form as well? I use cfroms. Or are these not stored in the db..?

  13. 13. Carlos Sousa Says:

    Works! Nice job!
    I would like only allow to register e-mail @dominio.com.br?
    it´s possible?

  14. 14. Jake Says:

    It’d be nice to have an option to select the comments by post, then get the emails from that particular post. For instance, I often give away movie tickets to comments on a particular post, but I have no way of getting their emails other than manually going through and getting them.

  15. 15. Jamie Says:


    When i use this it only exports the users of wordpress’s emails (which is just myself), and not any emails of my subscribers from mails or from sales.

    Do you know what the problem is?

    Thanks for your help

  16. 16. Michael Says:

    Works great… I’m wondering what is the general “value” of these lists – are they generally spam-bots trying to post junk on blogs. Seems like a lot of “machine” names and .ru addresses… anyone have experience with campaign results using lists from their blogs?

  17. 17. Budhido Code Says:

    Hi, Love the plugin. It’s going to save me hours of manual work. I was wondering if it was possible to export the user names with the emails.


  18. 18. Terry Iggleden Says:

    What is FTP address in web design for export web pages to internet? How it is work? where I will get it?

  19. 19. Ivan Syba Says:

    nice plugins. thanks joe.

  20. 20. Anne Says:

    Joe, this is a great plug-in, easy to use, and solved my problem of how to create a list I could email. Thanks.

  21. 21. Dawn Says:

    Just wondering how often it exports the emails and how far back it goes?

  22. 22. COUG Executive Says:

    Hi, I thought this plugin would allow me to export my list of subscribers email addresses (~500). When I installed the plugin and ran it, I could only see the email addresses for the people who were “users” (administratots of the website) and the people who left comments. How do I access the subscibers emails? Thank You.

  23. 23. Joost Markerink Says:

    What about listing the emails like: Joost, John, etc etc…

    so you can directly paste it in your BCC if you want.


    What about a selection box for the role you need them to have, I want to send email to all my subscribers only or all the writers etc.



  24. 24. Joost Markerink Says:

    What about listing the emails like: Joost<joost[AT]blabla.com, John[AT]blabla.com, etc etc… ( [AT] == @ )

    so you can directly paste it in your BCC if you want.


    What about a selection box for the role you need them to have, I want to send email to all my subscribers only or all the writers etc.



  25. 25. wikiAnswers Says:

    Great plugin, easy to use, if you can sort out the latest email on the top, that will be perfect…

  26. 26. PAFoster Says:

    Hi Joe,

    Will this plugin ever export the subscribers name as well as their email address?

    I can’t see the point of emailing my subscribers with out using their names, I’d might as well be spamming them.