Set Account Defaults

MailChimp uses important data settings to manage things like your time zone, currency, company information, notifications, and more. These settings affect what you see and do in your account, from sending email campaigns to billing. 

Users with Admin level access can enable notifications to send an alert via email or SMS when a change is made to these settings. This is optional, but recommended for account security.

In this article, you'll learn how to change the default settings for your account.

Set Account Defaults

You can change your settings at any time on the Details page in your account settings.

On your account Details page there are a few sections where you can set default settings. If you add or alter information, you’ll need to click Save to save changes to that specific section.


In your account  Details, you’ll view or change your account name, set your time zone, choose a preferred date and time format, and a default currency format.
Set your account name, time zone, preferred date and time format, and currency format

  • Account Name
    View our update your account name. This is not visible to contacts. Your account name appears at the top of your profile menu and on the login page if you use more than one account.
  • Time Zone
    Use the drop-down to set your time zone. We'll use your time zone to display times for email campaigns and automation email sends, list imports, and contacts’ signup times.
  • Date and Time Format
    Choose the date and time format (MM/DD, DD/MM, 12-hour, 24-hour) that appears throughout your account. Dates and times will display in campaigns, list creations, and date fields in a list.  Date fields imported into a list will also reflect the account's default date and time format.
  • Currency Format
    Set your default currency format that appears on your receipts and billing information.

MailChimp for Agencies

If you're an  agency, or you help other companies use MailChimp, check the  I’m a marketing agency box to turn on your agency status.

Click the I'm a marketing agency box

Help Us Improve Stats

We use this kind of general, anonymous account data to help MailChimp tools make better recommendations. For example, we might use this data to help us determine things like the best times to send a certain type of email campaign, or how your open rate compares to similar companies.
Enter information about your company like industry, and the size and age of your organization

Email From MailChimp

In this section, you can choose what kind of emails you want to receive from MailChimp. Choose which account notifications and newsletters you want to receive to help you send email campaigns, keep up with your contact lists, and improve your email marketing.
Check the boxes next to the kinds of emails you want to receive from MailChimp

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