Mailchimp Integration

The MailChimp integration service at Zerobounce allows users to import email addresses from their lists in MailChimp, utilize our services to validate those emails, and then export the validation results back to MailChimp.

When importing a list from MailChimp to Zerobounce using the integration service, only the email address information in the MailChimp list will be imported. Also, the subscriber’s status in your MailChimp list needs to be “subscribed”. We do not import any subscribers with statuses of “unsubscribed”, “cleaned”, or “pending”.

Only the lists imported from MailChimp will be able to export the validation results back to MailChimp. When exporting the validation results, instead of creating a new list at MailChimp, we only tag each subscriber in the list using the validation results. Seven tag names based on the validation status are used. They are ZB_Valid, ZB_Invalid, ZB_Abuse, ZB_Spamtrap, ZB_DoNotMail, ZB_Unknow, and ZB_CatchAll. We recommend filtering your MailChimp list by tag name ZB_Valid only before sending out your campaign.

To use this integration service, you need to have a valid MailChimp account first. You will be prompted to enter your MailChimp Username and Password when you use the service. We integrated our platform with MailChimp using OAuth2 for authorization. OAuth2 is a secure process that allows our application to access MailChimp without passing user credentials. As your security is our priority at Zerobounce, we do not store your MailChimp Username and Password; the access token issued by MailChimp will be destroyed after you close the browser or log off from our website.

The following is an example on how to use the MailChimp integration service.

  1. Have a valid MailChimp account with your list ready.

    MailChimp lists page
    MailChimp lists page
  2. Log into Zerobounce, select ZB Integration from menu, and select Connect for MailChimp.

    ZeroBounce Integrations Screen
    ZeroBounce Integrations Screen
  3. Enter your MailChimp Username and Password and click Log In.

    MailChimp login pop-up
    MailChimp login pop-up
  4. After you are authenticated, you will be able to see your lists from MailChimp.

    View your lists in the ZeroBounce DashBoard
    View your lists in the ZeroBounce DashBoard
  5. Click the Verify link in the action column to import your list for validation. You will be prompted to confirm on a popup window. Click the OK button to proceed to the validation process or Cancel to exit.

    Click to confirm list verification
    Click to confirm list verification
  6. After clicking the OK button on the confirmation popup window, you will be redirected to the Download Your Results webpage. At this moment, the selected MailChimp list has been successfully imported to Zerobounce and is waiting for the validation engine to process.

    Email validation results page
    Email validation results page
  7. Just like Upload a File for validation, you will receive a confirmation email for the imported MailChimp list once the validation process is completed.

    Email Confirmation that your list has been processed
    Email Confirmation that your list has been processed
  8. On the Download Your File webpage, click the file name when it is completed. Besides the standard options for Downloading a File, an “Export to MailChimp” button will be available if the file is imported from MailChimp.

    Export button to send your validated list back to MailChimp
    Export button to send your validated list back to MailChimp
  9. Click the Export to MailChimp button. You will be prompted to confirm on a popup window. Click the OK button to create tags for your MailChimp list or Cancel to cancel the operation.

    Export confirmation modal
    Export confirmation modal
  10. Click the OK button on the confirmation popup window to create tags based on the validation results for your list. After the process is finished, another confirmation popup window will show you the created tags.

    Successful export
    Successful export
  11. Go to the MailChimp website and select the list you just verified. You should see the tags created from our system associated with each subscriber.

    MailChimp lists page with new ZB tags
    MailChimp lists page with new ZB tags
  12. On the list view at MailChimp, click the Filter by Tags dropdown menu and select a tag to filter your list.

    MailChimp tags filter
    MailChimp tags filter
  13. The following shows the returned list filtered by the “ZB_Valid” tag. You can then click on the Send Campaign dropdown menu and select the campaign type you want.

    Filter Lists by Tag
    Filter Lists by Tag