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Email by ZapierNew Inbound Email
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MailChimpAdd/Update Subscriber

Rather than manually adding email addresses to your MailChimp list, use Zapier to start automatically adding new email addresses to your list. Once you set up this Email-MailChimp integration, new emails automatically forwarded to your custom Zapier email address from that point forward are individually added as subscribers.

Note: This Zapier integration doesn't add senders from previous emails into MailChimp—only senders of new emails after you've set it up. Emails must also be automatically forwarded (using Gmail filters or Outlook rules) to your custom Zapier email address. If you manually forward emails then your email address will be added to the MailChimp list and not that of the original sender

How It Works

  1. A new email is received by your custom Zapier email address
  2. Zapier adds the sender to a MailChimp list as a subscriber

What You Need

  • Email account (e.g. Gmail or Outlook)
  • MailChimp account

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New Inbound Email

Triggers when an email is forwarded to your own custom zapiermail.com address.

Send Outbound Email

Send an email from your own custom zapiermail.com address. Up to 10 emails sent per hour.

New Subscriber

Triggers when a new subscriber is added to a list.

Add/Update Subscriber

Add a new subscriber to a list of your choosing. Can be used to update an existing subscriber too.

Updated Subscriber

Triggers when a subscriber is added or updated in a list.

Create Campaign

Creates a campaign draft.

New Campaign

Triggers when a new campaign is created or sent.

Send Campaign

Sends a campaign draft.

New Subscriber With Tag

Triggers when a subscriber is added to a Tag within a List.

Unsubscribe Email

Unsubscribe an email address from a list of your choosing.

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Become a Zapier Integration Partner

Send and receive email via a custom Zapier email address at "zapiermail.com". This is great for triggering off of emails and sending custom emails. (Max of 10 email sends per hour.) Have direct access to your own email servers? Check out our IMAP and SMTP services!

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