If you use an app to connect to your MailChimp account from a mobile device and lose the mobile device, you can remove that app from your list of Authorized Applications or you can deactivate the API key used for it.

Either of these actions will immediately revoke that app's access to your account. So say that you run the Golden Monkeys app on your iPhone and lose that phone. You can remove the Golden Monkeys app from your account and immediately shut down the link between that app and your account. Then, when you've found or gotten a new phone, you can re-authorize the Golden Monkeys app.

In this article:

Remove an app from your account

To remove an app from your account, follow these steps.

  1. Click your profile name to expand the Account Panel.
  2. Click Account Settings.
  3. Click the Extras drop-down menu and choose API keys.
  4. Under Authorized applications, click the x next to the application you need to disable.

Disable your API key

You can also disable the API key used by that device or app.

We suggest labeling each of your API keys for each device or app that connects to your account via the API, so that you can easily revoke access if something happens to that device.


If you think that you've lost control of your MailChimp account, remain calm and act quickly. Please review our article on what to do if you think your account has been compromised if you feel this is the case.

This feature is limited to certain user levels. You can see your user level on the Users & Account Details page and this article explains what each level can access in the account.

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