MailChimp editing and compatibility


MailChimp also offers an online editing tool. However, it is usually easier to use Mail Designer 365 for all editing. You can also upload your email template when you finish designing it.

Just be sure to export your edited template with a new name. Remember, Mail Designer 365 can’t overwrite templates already uploaded to MailChimp.


When Mail Designer 365 documents are exported to MailChimp, the HTML formatting is reinterpreted by MailChimp’s HTML engine. But don’t worry, we have tested compatibility thoroughly. We have strived to ensure that designs are exported as accurately as possible.

It is possible that you may see some minor discrepancies with regards to the exact flow and formatting of your text. For example, a paragraph may take up four lines of text instead of three. Sometimes, MailChimp’s editing preview can also display things slightly differently.

For a more precise preview, use MailChimp’s Preview feature. Another option is to send yourself a test message through MailChimp. You can do this once you designing your campaign but before sending it to your recipients.

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A Quick Tour of Mail Designer 365
Layout Blocks
Image Areas
Graphics and Other Objects
Working with Text
Text Styles
Creative Tools
Working with Links and Buttons
Blend Modes
Preview your Design
Optimizing your Template for Mobile
Plain Text
The Inbox View
Using Retina Images with your Design
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