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Switch to Minutemailer

If you are using something other than Minutemailer to send emails here’s a simple guide on how to switch to Minutemailer.

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From Mailchimp

Mailchimp is an advanced tool for working with newsletters, but it’s not for everyone. Minutemailer has an easier interface and lets you work faster, cheaper and get more things done.

  1. Log into MailChimp.
  2. Click the Lists tab.
  3. Click the name of the list you want to export.
  4. Click Export List.
  5. The file is prepared for download on your Subscriber Exports page. Once it is done, click Export. Save the file to your computer's desktop.
  6. Log into Minutemailer.
  7. Go to your Contacts.
  8. Choose a list or create a new list.
  9. Click Import contacts.
  10. Upload your file.
  11. Congratulations! Now you are ready to create emails using Minutemailer.

If your list contains special characters, your export may not display correctly in Excel. To see special characters in Excel, use one of these workarounds.

  • Change the file extension from .csv to .txt, then open the file in Excel. When Excel prompts for the file type and character encoding, set encoding to UTF-8.
  • Open the CSV file in a text editor, and make sure the text editor's settings are set to UTF-8 encoding. Copy all the content from the text editor and paste it into a blank Excel sheet. Then use the Text-To-Columns function in Excel to split everything into columns.

From Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor is also a more advanced tool for working with newsletters, but its not for everyone. Minutemailer has an easier interface and lets you work faster and get more things done.

  1. Log into Campaign Monitor.
  2. Open Lists and Subscribers.
  3. Click on a list name to open the list details page, then click the export link:
  4. Use the Export menu to select the type of subscribers you want to download, for example, "Active Subscribers" only or "All Subscribers."
  5. Choose your preferred file type: CSV or tab delimited.
  6. Select which subscriber fields to include in the download.
  7. Click Export Subscribers to download the file.
  8. Log into Minutemailer.
  9. Go to your Contacts.
  10. Choose a list or create a new list.
  11. Click Import contacts.
  12. Upload your file.
  13. Congratulations on making the right move! You are now ready to create emails using Minutemailer.

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