You can quickly add a single subscriber to your MailChimp list from the Lists page in your account without going through the double opt-in process, just make sure you have the subscriber's permission before you add them to your list. In this article we walk you through the steps to add a single email address to a list.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the subscriber icon for the list.

    Add subscriber

  3. Fill out their information and check the This person gave me permission to be added to my list box.

    Subscribe manually

  4. Click the Subscribe button.

After clicking Subscribe, we show a confirmation message to let you know the subscriber was added to your list successfully.

This feature is accessible by users with Manager level or higher permissions. Take a look at this article to learn more about the different access levels for a MailChimp account.


  • You must have a person's permission before adding them to a list. If you add a person this way, there is no double opt-in "paper trail" in case the person forgets and reports you for spamming.
  • If you'd like to add more than one person at a time you can walk through the import process to add them to an existing list.

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