How does the 'automatically create and associate companies with contacts' setting work?

Last updated: February 12, 2018

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In your HubSpot account, you can choose to automatically create and associate companies with contacts based on contact email address and company domain. When enabled, this feature will associate a company to any contact whose email address matches that company's website domain.

Please note: turning this setting on will associate any current contacts with companies as well as any newly added contacts.


With this setting turned on, HubSpot will look at a contact's email address domain and try to match it to a company's Company Domain Name property on the company record to create an association between the two. 

For example, if a new contact has the email address, the contact would be associated with a company whose Company Domain Name is If a company does not exist in your account to match the contact's email domain, HubSpot will automatically create a company record and pull in information from our database

If the contact has a freemail email account (,, etc.), HubSpot will also look at the contact's Website URL property to attempt to match the contact with a company's domain name.

Please note: turning this setting on won't update or sync contact and company property values (i.e. Company Name).

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