Create a MailChimp Campaign from an Email

Postbox's Quick Post feature enables you to quickly set up and use send-to-service email addresses, and automatically add the appropriate subject line. Best of all, you can send content to the service in the background, without having to open up a compose window.

With MailChimp, you can set up draft email campaigns to send to a preselected list using a unique MailChimp email address. Edit and send out email campaigns created by co-workers or contractors, or any other email you get, using Email Beamer in MailChimp and be quicker to communicate with your readers.

Find your MailChimp email address

In MailChimp you can select a unique email address for each of your email lists and it will look something like this: us20-1e5f913de6-53adaab@inbound.MailChimp.com. To find your MailChimp email address, within MailChimp go to your Lists page:

Under each of your lists: Select the drop-down menu next to Stats > Select Settings > Email Beamer > Click Add Beamer address to your address book to download a vcard or copy the email address shown. That is now a list’s unique email address.

After your email gets sent to this unique email address, a draft of that email will be saved in MailChimp under the selected list. To send the content to your list, simply reply to the confirmation email from MailChimp with the word "Send".

Create your Quick Post

In Postbox, navigate to Preferences or Options > Advanced > Quick Post and then click the + button to create a new Quick Post.

Create a name for the Quick Post, then enter your MailChimp email address.

Create a MailChimp Campaign from an Email

The draft subject line and content of the email sent to MailChimp is the subject line and content your mailing list will see in their email, so make sure it’s perfect. In MailChimp you can edit your emails before sending to your list, but the edits won’t save to your templates. If you need to make changes to an email campaign that will be sent out again, it’s best to resend a new draft using Postbox.

Microsoft Word’s formatting doesn’t always agree with MailChimp, so we recommended writing your email directly in your email and not pasting from Word.

Keep your MailChimp email addresses from being shared, otherwise you could see accidental emails being sent by other coworkers or even spam bots – that would be bad.

Specify how the message should be sent

Send As Attachment is usually the best way to go since you're forwarding the original email. Services can then do the right thing with regards to images as attachments, for instance.

Send should be used when the service doesn't know how to process .eml files as attachments, like Trello or Slack. However, it does have some limitations. For example, images embedded into the message body as an IMAP URL won't show in the destination.

Send via Compose Window will bring up the Compose Window, which you can then edit before sending. This option is also the best one to use for images embedded into the message body as an IMAP URL.

Automatic email filtering or forwarding

You can also set up Postbox's email filters to automatically trigger a Quick Post when you receive an email from a specific sender or with a particular subject.

For example, you can configure Postbox to quick post any emails sent from "Co-worker A" with "Product Update" in the subject line to your general emailing list.

To set this up, go to Postbox's Tools menu > Message Filters > New, set your filter criteria, then for the action select Quick Post and then your desired Quick Post.

But note that messages are always sent As Attachment when using a filter action because, by their nature, filter actions run in the background. So be sure to select "Send as Attachment" within the editor panel for this Quick Post.