Exporting a design to MailChimp

Export your email design to MailChimp

If you’ve created a newsletter design that you want to email to large number of users, you might want to send it out with MailChimp – a professional email marketing service.

While you can send your newsletter directly to your readers from Apple Mail, most email providers won’t allow you to send emails to hundreds or thousands of readers at a time. That’s where MailChimp comes in. This service can send emails to large numbers of newsletter subscribers at a time.

MailChimp offers free accounts to get you started, with paid accounts available for users with larger numbers of subscribers.

To start using MailChimp

First you’ll need a free MailChimp account, so head over to their website to sign up:

http://www.equinux.com/goto/maildesigner-mailchimp-signup

Once you have a MailChimp account, open one of your templates in Mail Designer 365 and choose “MailChimp Template…” from the share menu:

You’ll be asked to enter your MailChimp API key:

To add your API key:

‣ Go to the MailChimp website and sign in to your MailChimp account

‣ Choose “Account” > “API keys & authorized apps” from the menu

‣ Copy your API key

‣ Paste it into Mail Designer 

Mail Designer 365 can store your API key in your keychain, so you should only need to set this up once.

Why an API Key?

In order to add new templates to your MailChimp account, Mail Designer 365 needs your MailChimp account API key. The API key will allow Mail Designer to upload templates on your behalf.

 

 

 

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A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365
Layout Blocks
Background
Image Areas
Graphics and Other Objects
Images
Working with Text
Text Styles
Creative Tools
Working with Links and Buttons
Tables
Preview your Design
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
Using Retina Images with your Design
The Inbox View
Teamwork
Preparing your Design for Sending
Setting Up Mail Designer 365 for Sending
Send via Mail Designer 365
Advanced Design Techniques
Sharing your Designs
HTML Export
Exporting a Design to MailChimp
Exporting a Design to Campaign Monitor
Appendix: Compatibility
Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts