About Direct Complaints

If you’ve been directed to this page, it’s because we received a direct complaint from a contact and your account has been suspended. We know you want to get back to work, but anti-spam laws require that we suspend accounts during the investigation of a direct complaint.

During the time that your account is suspended, you won’t be able to send campaigns, but you can still log in, view your reports, and manage your lists.

In this article, you’ll learn how to start resolving this issue.

What is a direct complaint?

Direct complaints are serious and occur when a contact receives unwanted email and notifies us. They may have complained to MailChimp’s Support team, or to our hosting facility or a blacklist.

A direct complaint is different from an abuse complaint because a contact has reached out to us directly, as opposed to clicking the spam button in their inbox.

Our Terms of Use require that everyone on your list has opted in to receive emails from you. People who haven’t given you permission are also more likely to report your email campaigns as spam, so it’s important to get permission from each contact.

The Importance of Permission

Why did this happen?

To help protect your reputation, we closely monitor how your contacts interact with your campaigns.

When we see something that could hurt your reputation, like spam reports and complaints, we’ll send you a notification about it. We want to make sure your emails reach their recipients and that these things don’t impact your deliverability rate.

What should I do next?

If your account has been shut down as the result of a direct complaint, we’ll send an email to the primary account contact that briefly explains the issue. It will ask you to log in to your account for more information on how to resolve the issue.

After you log into your account, carefully follow the steps provided to you. The more information you can give us, the quicker we can complete the account review.

A full review of the incident will begin once we have the information we need.

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