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We strongly encourage any developers who are using the MailChimp API to ensure that their software supports negotiating TLS 1.2 connections, and to coordinate with their system administrators to update software to take advantage of newer TLS versions. In addition, we recommend proactively switching over to TLS 1.2 when communicating with MailChimp’s API by modifying your API client software to enforce TLS 1.2 negotiation.

I have written some code in PHP that makes an API call to MailChimp. I'm not sure how to tell or know if I am using TLS 1.2 to communicate with their API.

How does one make sure you are or find out what protocol you are using?
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Is there a way to create a list in MailChimp and have subscribers subscribe to it by sending an email to a particular address? Similar to an old "listserve" list in which a person could subscribe by sending an email to listname-subscribe@domain.com.

Thank you.
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Does anyone know of, or have an evaluation of the various mailing services out there.  Some of the services seem useful but expensive.  Some don't even have a phone number to speak to a marketing or support rep! Gotta reach out by email if you need help. (Scary if you're having a critical deadline.)

I'm emailing about 5,000 messages a month (our database consists of 3,000 subscribers) for a government agency notifying constituents of policy changes and software upgrades. So I'm not selling any product where I need payment transactions.

Please provide links to any articles, blogs which evaluate these types of services or blogs/sites which discuss these types of services.  When I google, I get link farms and other oddities popping up in search results.
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Hello,

Here's what I'm trying to achieve...

I want to create a register of people whom are willing to volunteer to a specific community-based organisation, and to hold details of the skills/equipment/experience/expertise that they are willing to volunteer.  For the people who have already shown an interest, all I have currently is a list of email addresses. What I would need to do is to send out via email some sort of form/survey, asking to tick/untick many different boxes stating what they can do to help.  Either this of just send out a link, and have the users log in, but I realise that this would then add complexity with passwords etc.

The data will not be available to the public, but designated people should have access to the system in order to run some sort of report on, for example, all the people who have book-keeping experience, or all the people living in a specific area that can lend a minibus, or a list of people who can help with marketing etc.

I would also need for the data to be updated annually, so an user's previous answers would need to be made available to them somehow, either by sending them it via email, or directing them to log in somewhere.

As this is a volunteer-based project, there will be no funds available. I'm guessing that I won't be able to achieve all of the above without parting with some money, but what's the nearest I can get to it for free, or for a minimal expense?

Thanks for any ideas you may have.
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As a newbie I rented a winserver2016 vps and dezigned a wordpress site on it. The site is simple wit 8 pages, 2  mailchimp forms, some picures and two youtube embedded links.
Now I have 2 options:
a) hosting my site on a hosting server with CentOS servers (Versio)
b) keeping the winserver2016 at TransIP and keep the site running on it

I have insufficiënt knowledge about securing a CentOS server and would be happy working within a Microsoft en ironment which I am familiar with.
Mail will be done by hosted mailservers of Versio or TransIP

I need the sit to be stable and fast and would like to know how many visits a month can be served by both options without major delay (less than 1 sec for loadi g a page is required)
The wordpress theme is generated press with 4-6 plugins for mailchimp, security and youtube.

Any advise will be apreciated highly!!
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Hi Experts,

I have a client that did a mail blast using mailchimp and says that those emails went to Junk or Promo folders.

If I was to do the blast using PHP and loop one by one email, would this be avoided?

Thanks,
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Why doesn't servers.mscv.net  have any SPF record, so include:servers.mscv.net will just break my SPF record.
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Dear Experts

Our digital agency said email marketing will be effective that is mails getting delivered to inbox or promotional tab is assured if the complete mail is with only one image file (png file) without any text in the email body, full image in the email body, according to them by doing this google algorithm will not identify this as it is image hence mails will not be spam and assured inbox delivery or promotional tab. Please suggest is this correct in reality. thanks in advance
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Dear Experts

I have been told by few that even if we have good list that is opted in contacts if we use email marketing tool like mail chimp, campaign monitor etc   and engage with customers about our new product offerings still the mail will deliver to spam. I am not accepting this but they say such mails will either go to spam or they go to promotional emails category. please suggest is this how it works. thanks in advance
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Hi

One of the staff use mail chimp and sends out the news letters through mail chimp campaign.
When the news letter is viewed in outlook 2013 it looks ok, but if I view through OWA 2007, the formatting is all over the place. Please let me know how to trouble shoot this.
Will there be any settings in exchange, that I need to enable or disable. OR will this be something that needs to be done in mailchimp.

https://mailchimp.com/

Thanks  and any help would be great.
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Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

There is no MailChimp 'Content' heading in design mode, along with 'Design' and 'Comments' which do exist.

The 'Content' pane is required to access Content Blocks in the design mode.

This URL - http://kb.mailchimp.com/campaigns/content-blocks/about-content-blocks - lists the Content Block Types which can be dragged into the design area.

I need a text block to create image with wrapped text

I am using free version of MailChimp
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One of our RSS feed URL's has been https://neighborsofchampaign.com/feed?cat=-4  originally set to pull our General News feed from a Wordpress site.  These RSS feeds are being used with MailChimp campaigns.

Other specific Wordpress categories are formatted  https://www.neighborsofchampaign.com/?cat=210&feed=rss2

Questions:
1. What is the -4 value effect on the RSS feed?  Note: the actual category ID for General News is 3 in our case.
2. Is the domain/?cat=xxx&feed=rss2  the formal way to format rev 2 of RSS?
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I am the designated admin for multiple MailChimp accounts.  Recently noticed one of our subscription links for a production site, seems to have one of my development domain names within the URL.

Our production site for our Calendar subscriptions is https://calendar.neighborsofchampaign.com

The MailChimp subscription form link is:
http://etcil.us13.list-manage2.com/subscribe is the URL in question.

Odd thing is:
"etcil" happens to be one of my development domains.

The subscription form does its job, but has me concerned should the time come where my development site become unavailable.  This does not seem like a coincidence and has me bugged :)   Looking for help back tracking to understand what the connection is?
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Can anyone help here?  I found a user trying this recently, thus uploading client addresses to it for mailing.   We blocked it as we have an internal solution.
Where is the data stored?  Would anyone else use this for corporate mass email marketing?
Thanks
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if you look at my code over mobile, the sentences that wrap tuck under the numbers and the shorter sentences get indented too much. looks great in desktop but does anyone know how to fix these 2 issues in mobile?

<style type="text/css">
.display-element {
}

.display-label {
  display: inline-block;
  width: 30px;
  padding-top: 5px;  
  font-weight:bold;
}

.display-field {
  display: inline-block;
  padding-left: 5px;
  padding-top: 5px;
  text-indent: 0px;
  vertical-align: top;
  max-width: 500px;
  overflow: hidden;
}
</style>
<div class="display-element"><span class="display-label">1.</span> <span class="display-field"> This is a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very long sentence</span></div>

<div class="display-element"><span class="display-label">2.</span> <span class="display-field"> This is a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very long sentence</span></div>

<div class="display-element"><span class="display-label">3.</span> <span class="display-field"> This is item three.</span></div>

<div class="display-element"><span class="display-label">4.</span> <span class="display-field"> This is almost a very, very, very long sentence</span></div>

<div class="display-element"><span class="display-label">5.</span> <span class="display-field"> This is item number five.</span></div>

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See on my test site page http://superequity.com.au/workshops/test/
It just shows up on all pages and I Cannot find the setting that adds or removes it??

Where on earth is it?  

I hope someone can help I am getting desperate with this one!
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Hi there. I am running an email with Mailchimp and over mobile, I have 3 yellow buttons at top that I can't seem to get centered and they appear left-aligned. Here is the html:

<style type="text/css">@media only screen and (max-width: 480px){
        .templateColumnContainer{
            display:block !important;
            width:100% !important;			
			padding-top:4px !important;
			padding-bottom:4px !important;
        }
		
    }
</style>
<h1 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://bohgala.org/" target="_blank" title="Beacon of Hope Gala"><img align="center" height="385" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/6e5d43a44c5d4b0313e7cfb56/images/111598b1-bf8e-4e9e-b11d-bb20d7537c3c.jpg" style="max-width: 600px; width: 100%; height: 385px; margin: 0px;" width="100%" /></a></h1>

<table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" id="templateColumns" width="100%">
	<tbody>
		<tr>
			<td align="center" valign="top">
			<table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5" class="templateColumnContainer" width="180">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="center"><a href="https://ccdenv.ejoinme.org/bohgala-tickets" target="_blank" title="Beacon of Hope Tickets"><img align="center" height="42" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/6e5d43a44c5d4b0313e7cfb56/images/7d8a61a8-00d0-49c6-87ed-2fb498733470.jpg" style="max-width: 160px; width: 100%; height: 42px; margin: 0px;" width="100%" /></a></td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>

			<table align="left" 

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Our company uses mailchimp to send out company emails.  Because of security in outlook 2013/2016, they have to click the "click here to download pictures" link to download the images.  I have a list of mail servers that mailchimp uses and was wondering if there is a way in exchange 2013 to add these to a whitelist and then make it prevent the users from getting this message.  I understand I can turn the feature off using group policy, however, I would rather only allow it off for certain mail senders.  Is this possible?

Thanks
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I have a user who wants to use Mailchimp to send newsletters to their list contacts.  Although I see emails would be originating from Mailchimp’s servers, they would actually be shown as originating from our domain (with the help of SPF and DKIM records).  

In view of this, could this potentially affect and risk the reputation of our domain and/or own mail server in a blacklist scenario?  Or would a potential blacklist be isolated solely to the IP addresses of the Mailchimp servers...
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Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

We have recently switched our DMARC policy from "none" to "quarantine".  We utilize MailChimp and have followed their instructions to add their server information to our SPF and DKIM records.  When we send out our test campaign, both SPF and DKIM pass but DMARC is failing.  As I understand it, this is because SPF and DKIM are passing based on the "mandrillapp.com" domain, but this doesn't match the domain in the From field (ourdomain.com).  Redacted message header from a test mailer is at the bottom.

Firstly, am I understanding the issue correctly?  Secondly, does somebody have a recommendation on what adjustment I can make so that these messages are not flagged?

It appears from this article (http://wiki.asrg.sp.am/wiki/Mitigating_DMARC_damage_to_third_party_mail) that I can take steps to obscure the from email address so that it is not suggesting that the message originates from myaddress@ourdomain.com.  Ideally, however we would prefer this to remain so that recipients can click reply directly.

Thanks in advance!

Header:
Received: from mail187-199.suw11.mandrillapp.com (mail187-199.suw11.mandrillapp.com [198.2.187.199])
	by dmarctest.org (8.14.9/8.14.9/dmarctest.org.mc-1.2) with ESMTP id u7VEDZkZ002452
	(version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA bits=256 verify=NO)
	for <autoreply@dmarctest.org>; Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:13:38 -0700 (PDT)
	(envelope-from bounce-md_9656357.57c6e60d.v1-xxxxx@mandrillapp.com)
DMARC-Filter: OpenDMARC Filter v1.3.0 

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I see there is a $10/month fee

I do see "499 subscribers remaining until your plan requires an upgrade."

I see the Pro version costs $200/month

I need this to be able to send out thousands of email, way more than 2,000. But I can not spend $200/month.

I was told there's a $20/month service for unlimited emails, but I can not find that.

Am I in a pickle?

Thanks
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I want this service but do not have $300 as an annual fee.

My media guy has trouble with MailChimp, finding a way to do the automation and integration of the emails for sign-ups, using only free tools.

Any goo alternatives? Once I get a rate, I would consider the $300, but want to get the first few mailing out.

Thanks
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Hi Everyone.
I'm having problems with a DMARC with 123-reg domain settings - Can anyone help me with what the format should be?
the dmarc is from mailchimp and they have told me to create a Cname record with this -

"k1._domainkey.mydomain.co.uk" with the value of "dkim.mcsv.net"

The problems I have/had so far in the past 8 days.
1) 123-reg DNS userface - if you enter the above "k1._domainkey.mydomain.co.uk" it cuts to "k1._domainkey"
2) Got 123-reg to input the full address for me waited 48hrs and the Cname was never listed on any 3rd Party DNS Lookup.
3) Did a full DNS report from MXToolbox and it came up saying that dmarc had Missing or Invalid Record.

after a bit hitting my head on the wall I found this on MailChimp site - which reads -
DKIM requires underscores in the CNAME file. However, in the past, DNS didn’t allow for underscores and some registrars still do not allow them to appear in the CNAME file. If you receive an error to this effect when you attempt to set up your custom DKIM, the issue is on the registrar's side. We recommend that you set up a secondary custom domain specifically for email with a registrar that allows underscores, switch DNS providers, or reach out directly to your current DNS provider about this issue.

I have asked 123-reg to confirm if this would be the problem but still waiting for the tickit to be answered (11Hrs and counting)
So can anyone shed some light on what could be going wrong? - I dont mind …
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Hi Experts,

I have been logging in to Mailchimp with 2 Factor authentication using Android Google Authenticator successfully until today.

Now none of the verification codes generated by Authenticator work with Mailchimp. I get this message:

Whoa, slow down. We just can't keep up!
Google Authenticator Passcode Required

I think Authenticator is only generating verification codes for my Google Account, as the screen below the code shows my Gmail address.

Regards,
Leigh
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We are looking for advice on a proper SPF record.  Our current record is as follows:
V=spf1 mx ~all

But after doing some research, it seems that we should have a different setup like this:
v=spf1 mx a ip4:xx.xx.xx.xx include:mailchimp.com ?all

Where:
1) ip4:xx.xx.xx.xx = our mail server external address
2) include:mailchimp.com = mailchimp sends marketing emails on our behalf, but through their system, not ours

We have used a few of the online SPF creation tools, but all this seemed to have done is confuse us more.  We want to make sure that our emails are received without issue on other systems, but don't want to open things up too much - especially with the mailchimp service.  Any advice/explanation would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks
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