Hello Friends, In this blog post I am going to let you know about a useful and important email marketing service that is known as MailChimp.
Mailchimp email marketing service has won the hearts of millions by providing an effective email marketing service with lots of various options.
If we talk about its free plan which is sufficient for beginners whether they are a small business owner or blogger.
How many emails can we send free of cost?
You can send 10000 emails/month for free of cost.
Is there any daily quota for free email sending?
Yes, you can send only 2000 emails/day if you are using free plan of MailChimp.
Can you create a free domain with this free MailChimp account?
Yes! you are allowed to create custom domain with this free plan.
So, here in this blog, we will cover the step by step setup for the MailChimp account, We will see how to verify email and domain using the MailChimp account.
Email and domain verification is the most important step afterward you are ready to send your email campaign.
you can explore the several features of MailChimp like landing pages, signup form, email automation, create web pages and etc..
We will discuss some important features of mailchimp in this blog.
This guide would be very easy even to those who are not much technical. So let’s start the process to set up a Mailchimp account free of cost.
First, open the Mailchimp website on the browser. Click the below link for the same.
Now click on the tab ‘signup for free’ at the top right corner. See the below image for the same.
Complete your signup process, you will just need to fill some basic information about you and your business and website. So just fill the appropriate information as per your knowledge and get successfully sign up.
Verify Your Email And Domain:
After successfully signing up, the very first thing you should do is to verify your domain.
If you are going to use the same email that you have used for signup then you just need to verify that email. And if it is another email then first you need to add and verify the email with a new domain.
For verifying your domain click on brand and then click on manage domain. See the below image for the same.
Here is your domain list, you will see the only one domain or email which have you used in signing up. Before telling the process to authenticate this signed up email or domain, I am just telling how I can add another email or domain.
Just click on verify domain option which is listed above in the same page domain is listed. See the below image for same.
Now enter the full email address with a domain that you want to use for sending the emails. Then click on ‘Send verification code’ and then check the email and then enter the verification code to verify your email.
You can also verify the email by just clicking the verification link inside your email. So this is just email verification process. See the below image for the same.
Now your other email has been added to your domain list. Now if you should know one thing that this email verification is not sufficient for identity verification.
How to get SPF and DKIM records?
So, now you will need to authenticate your domain. When you will go to your domain listing by clicking brand->manage DNS, then you will find your email and domain there.
Within your domain you will see a tab to authenticate our domain as ‘authenticate’, when you will click this button then you will get SPF and DKIM records for your domain. See the below image for the same.
This spf and dkim records should be placed to your domain hosting site. Mean to say if you have purchased your domain from hostinger and also hosted at hostinger then you will need to place these records to the DNS management of your hostinger account.
Always remember your need to place these records to your domain hosting site. As domain purchase and domain hosting site may be same or different.
Format for SPF and DKIM:
SPF and DKIM are the text records, you can see the sample example in below images.
How to place SPF and DKIM records? See an example of are we placing these records to GoDaddy in case our domain is hosted at GoDaddy.
You have to add these records to your DNS or domain hosting site.
Let’s assume you have purchased your domain from GoDaddy then you have to add these records to your GoDaddy account.
Sign in to your Godaddy account.
After this click on Manage DNS.
After this click on DNS setting. see the image below.
After this, you need to add the text records, CNAME, MX and etc.
Once you are done with the addition of the records then you have to click on the verify button. See the below image for the same.
Once you will click the verify button, the work is done from your end.
Usually, it is verified within 1 hour but sometimes it can take 24-48 hours to update the records.
Once your records are verified then you will see the authenticated status front of your domain. See the below image for the same.
So this was the complete setup for the MailChimp account which covers your email and domain verification. Now you are ready to upload your email list and send your first email campaign.
You can opt for building the beautiful email templates or you can use prebuilt email templates.
you can create website pages, landing pages, signup forms to build your email list with your subscribers.
Few Important Features of MailChimp are given below.
These are the important features of MailChimp given below. You can explore them.
You can create and design beautiful email campaigns
MailChimp Email Automation:
You can create email automation along with additional features like Ad and postcard. See the below image for the same.
You can manage your domain along with additional features like templates, manage website, and content studio.
You can bring contacts by connecting with a website like e-commerce. You can create the landing page to collect the email leads.
You can see and analyze the stats for your email campaign, here you can see the track for all. ongoing, and completed an email campaign. And there is some additional stat for View by type. See the below image for the same.
So this blog was focused on the MailChimp account setup. Here we learned to set up the MailChimp account. The main part of setting up a Mailchimp account was to verify email and domain by putting the SPF and DKIM records at the domain hosting site. After that, we explored a few features of Mailchimp like creating email templates, email campaigns, upload an email list, and send an email. This was the Mailchimp account setup guide step by step.
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