What’s inside:

Step-by-step instructions on getting started with MailChimp. You’ll learn how to:

  • Make sure your list is compliant
  • Create and import your list
  • Make and send your first campaign
  • Avoid spam filters
  • Understand your reports

Welcome to MailChimp. This guide will help you get your first campaign off the ground. We’ll also offer tips for managing your list, viewing your reports, and making sure your newsletters get into the right inboxes.


The MailChimp campaign builder walks you through building a campaign, step by step. When it's time to design your campaign, if you're not using an uploaded template, you'll find a variety of basic email layouts you can customize easily without HTML knowledge.
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