mailchimp does not allow to import so called role addresses via the webinterface.
so info@, support@, office@ and the like can't be imported but need to be inserted manually. (see What role addresses does MailChimp block).
wm.chimpimport allows to import subscriptions even though some or all emails are role addresses using the mailchimp API MCAPI.
type chimpimport --help for usage information:
chimpimport imports datasets given in csv file FILENAME into mailchimp's subscriber list.
first row contains headers, EMAIL (note capital letters) column is required
example csv content:
"Some Value";"EMAIL";"Some other value";
"ACME Corp.";"email@example.com";"Sales representative";
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-k APIKEY, --apikey=APIKEY
your mailchimp api key. obtain one with ``wget 'https:/
ord=xxxxxx&username=yyyyyyyy' -O apikey``
Successfully used for 1500 subscribers.
Supports custom fields (just add headers for them to the import csv)
Supports multiple subscriber list. If you have multiple lists, the script will prompt the list to import data into.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· existing subscribers get updated when importing with -u flag
· login() api method has been disabled (see shutdown info) so we change the help text on how to obtain an api key
· rename README.txt to .rst for nice display on github