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Importing contacts from Apple Contacts to Mail Designer Campaigns

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Apple Contacts

To import your Apple Contacts from the address book into Delivery Hub takes a few small steps.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Open up your Apple Contacts App
  2. Select the contacts you would like to import
    • If you want to select all, press Cmd + A
    • To handselect specific contacts hold down Cmd while selecting contacts
    • To select a range of contacts hold down the Shift button
      Select Contacts in Apple Contacts
  3. Next, open up Numbers to a blank document
  4. Drag your selected Contacts into the Numbers Document
    Drag selected contacts into Numbers
  5. Make sure your column titles are listed as follows:
    • Last Name
    • First Name
    • Email
    • You can keep other Colums such as phone number in the document or remove them if you wish. If you keep them in the document they will also be imported into Mail Designer Campaigns as custom Attributes for the contact.
      Change Column Titles
  6. In the File Menu of Numbers select Export to > CSV...
    Export to CSV
  7. Next: Log into your account
  8. Navigate to the Delivery Hub Menu at the top
  9. In the sidebar on the left choose "Import Contacts"
  10. Choose "CSV" in the main Window
  11. Drag your Exported CSV List to the CSV Import Portal
    Please note: If the list you are importing has over 200 contacts, you will need to upgrade to a Mail Designer 365 Campaigns plan that supports this number of contacts
    Import your CSV List into Mail Designer Campaigns
  12. Next you have the option to assign attributes to your new contacts. Attributes represent different characteristics (e.g. language, interest, country, etc.) and tell you more about the contacts you are adding. This step is important for setting up an audience later.
  13. In the Attribute Dropdown click on "Create New"
    Assign Attributes to your list
  14. Then in the New Attribute Window Choose a name for your Attribute. An example for this import could be
    • Attribute: Origin
    • Value: Apple Contacts
    • Press "Add" to confirm
      Create an new Attribute
  15. You can add as many attributes and values as you like before importing your contacts. Once you are ready press "Import".
  16. Sucess! Your contacts were imported!
    Import Sucess
  17. Now you can proceed to assign additional attributes to your contacts as described in this guide, alternatively set up an audience List, or directly start sending your campaign.
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