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MailChimp Is A Great Tool To Send Email Newsletters

March 16, 2012
One of the common problems JotForm users encounter is to send newsletter emails to people who previously filled their forms. There are really great tools to send emails, and one of them is MailChimp.

Mailchimp is a great tool to send beautiful newsletters or announcements to your web site users and customers. So, instead of implementing a newsletter feature ourselves, we decided to integrate with them.

So, how can you start using MailChimp integration? Easy! Simply click on the new Integrations button we added to the Setup & Embed toolbar.

Then follow the wizard steps.

One of the great things about our MailChimp integration is that it can add your existing data to your newsletter list. So, in minutes you will be ready to send newsletters to your visitors.

Set Mailchimp up, i to send the information directly to a Opt-in mail


Allow the user to decide if she wants to be added to the Opt-in list by using a Send If Choice is checked , so this will work  if a check box into the form is ticked

MailChimp is free up to 2,000 subscribers. So, even if you don’t have an existing account, you should give them a try. Send your users a newsletter and remind them about your web site.

Happy Newsletter Sending Day! 


fastlanetravel (March 16, 2012 at 12:23 PM)

Am excited to test this out. Especially since I have "GROUPS" set up in my Mail Chimp account, main database... I assume I can direct a specific form to a specific group, which would trigger a specific AutoResponder?

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markashton (March 16, 2012 at 12:23 PM)

The timing is sublime as I mentioned it no more than an hour or so ago. Have you guys developed it within an hour? I look forward to your aweber integration before teatime.
Thanks a lot
Regards Mark

fastlanetravel (March 16, 2012 at 12:32 PM)

Since we've likely already sent things to our existing list... can we set the integration to start from here forward?

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Larah (March 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM)

This is SPECTACULAR!! Thank you!!

davort (March 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM)

You guys indeed rock! :) (March 16, 2012 at 02:17 PM)


voicesofchrist (March 16, 2012 at 03:06 PM)

YES!!!! This company has already out done themselves, this just adds icing on the cake. Love the JotForm and MailChimp merge...

LSIAndrea (March 16, 2012 at 03:23 PM)

WOW! This will make things so much easier! I use my forums to make a mail list and send them myself. I'll give this a try for sure!

kakagat (March 16, 2012 at 03:38 PM)

Re: MailChimp Integration: Send Email Newsletters to the People Who Filled Your Forms

carlosfarnesi (March 16, 2012 at 08:50 PM)

that`s great!!

protogama (March 16, 2012 at 11:14 PM)

First screen I get is 'Enter your API key for MailChimp', not 'Choose a list'. Where to get the key?

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Floridamasters (March 17, 2012 at 06:20 AM)

This is crap man doesn't even work, I select the list I want, then click next and nothing happens.

FIXXXX asapp

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worldbusinesshome (March 17, 2012 at 09:20 AM)

Muy bien... cada vez implementando formas de innovación para el usuario...

clicksem (March 17, 2012 at 07:35 PM)

api key can be taken from after registiration. click on your nick name at the right top corner of the site then click "API Keys & Authorized Apps" and click "Add a Key" gives a long long key...

maivutan (March 18, 2012 at 03:50 AM)

My Newsletter provider is can you help me too?

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BethDavid (March 18, 2012 at 05:10 PM)

Will you be integrating with Constant Contact?

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MEGSSS (March 19, 2012 at 12:49 AM)

How quickly does the MailChimp integration happen?

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GianmarcoTv (March 19, 2012 at 01:00 AM)


jumpstartnyc (March 19, 2012 at 09:28 AM)

It would be great if it can be integrated with constant contact as well.

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OlivierWaubant (March 19, 2012 at 10:40 AM)

good idear

alliphil (March 19, 2012 at 10:55 AM)

If you're thinking about more integrations, would love it integrated with 1ShoppingCart as well. Thanks for continuously improving!

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blacksonville (March 19, 2012 at 02:12 PM)

Love it when a plan comes together.

mkristi (March 19, 2012 at 03:56 PM)

This looks cool.

discoverychurch (March 19, 2012 at 03:58 PM)

First off, I am excited to see this in place. However, I (and I imagine lots of larger users) need the option to designate to a specific list group(s) in MailChimp based off of a form entry.

*for example: We have three specific locations, all using the same form. Our form is set up to respond based on a selection of which location. I need a way to have that location or (group) be sent to MailChimp as well.

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vaporsky (March 20, 2012 at 08:32 AM)

Can visitors/users of a certain form only be added to a Mailchimp list if the visitor/user says it's ok? For example, it only adding them to a Mailchimp list if they have checked a check box that asks them if they would like to receive our newsletter, and not add them if they do not check the box.

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vinautomatic (March 20, 2012 at 02:58 PM)

YES, another reason why this totally rocks any other form solution out there :)

spcafc (March 21, 2012 at 08:36 AM)

Integration with Vertical Response would be great too!

micah pauldino (March 22, 2012 at 12:07 AM)

ive set up everything correctly and nothing pops up in my mail chimp

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therapeutes (March 22, 2012 at 05:54 AM)

Hello nice integration! But how do you do when creating a checkbox and transfer the data to the Groups created into Chimp? Thanks for your answer

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ywammadison (March 27, 2012 at 03:48 PM)

Wonderful! I agree with a previous poster about integration with Vertical Response!

khterhp (April 07, 2012 at 03:34 AM)


christinabruce (April 15, 2012 at 08:21 PM)

I am having the same issue. Jotform is accepting the people signing up but never makes it to MailChimp.

christinabruce (April 15, 2012 at 08:38 PM)

I have everything set up properly. When I entered the API JotForm showed my list on MailChimp and when I a test subscribed add it works on JotForm side because I received the email of a new subscriber but nothing imports into MailChimp.

olay (May 14, 2012 at 05:06 AM)

The integration only recognises 2 fields which are Name and email. However, I have other fields which are very important for segmentation purpose such as Interests and Postcode - How do I get these data in Mailchimp?

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Jeo (May 15, 2012 at 02:44 AM)

Very nice! browser apps really get the upperhand now ^^

Tejeringoelchimuelo (May 15, 2012 at 08:33 PM)


guest_22896325570056 (October 16, 2012 at 04:42 PM)

Question, my clients to create a form for his event planning website for potential customers. Can we send parts of the data, like name and email to mailchimp?

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nitinthejais (September 16, 2015 at 01:11 AM)

I can't see screenshots on this and most of the blog there any problem?

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nitinthejais (September 16, 2015 at 01:19 AM)

ok I get was opening securely(https), I changed it to http and its working now

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RMPHOTO (February 11, 2016 at 06:31 PM)

I have integrated jotform with mail chimp and authenticated my API key and filled out all the appropriate questions and when I tested my form it is not being received by mailchimp. Can someone help me please?

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