Resubscribe a Contact

When a subscribed contact clicks the unsubscribe link in your MailChimp campaign, or when you manually unsubscribe a contact, the system assumes it was done on purpose and changes the contact's email marketing status. But we know accidents happen, so there are a couple of ways to resubscribe a contact. 

In this article, you'll learn how to resubscribe a contact.

Before You Start

  • MailChimp respects any contact's request to be unsubscribed from your email list. Contacts who unsubscribe themselves cannot be deleted. To resubscribe, they need to opt-in through your list signup form or confirmation email.

  • If you bulk unsubscribe addresses for list maintenance purposes, it's possible to manually resubscribe those addresses.

  • In every case, we recommend you send a reconfirmation campaign for the best list engagement.

Resubscribe with the Signup Form

When a contact who unsubscribed themselves decides to resubscribe, they need to sign up again on your MailChimp-hosted signup form. Our forms capture the date and time the contact gave you permission to send them emails.

If someone has contacted you to ask about resubscribing, send them a link to your signup form.

Resubscribe Email Addresses Manually

If you've manually unsubscribed contacts from your email marketing, you can resubscribe them. Contacts who unsubscribe themselves will need to resubscribe through your signup form.

To resubscribe contacts, follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.

  2. Click the name of the list you want to work with.

  3. Check the box next to the contact you want to resubscribe.

  4. Click the Actions drop-down menu, and choose  Resubscribe.

  5. In the Are you sure? pop-up modal, click Confirm.
    Confirm button image

Resend a Confirmation Email

If someone contacts you to ask why they haven't received a confirmation email or other campaigns, they may need to complete their subscription. When someone requests a confirmation email, you can send it to them from their profile. You should only resend a confirmation email if someone has explicitly requested it.

To resend a confirmation email from a profile page, follow these steps.

  1. On the profile page, click Resend Confirmation Email.
    subscriber profile page image
  2. In the Are you sure? pop-up modal, click Resend Confirmation Email.
    Resend Confirmation Email button

We'll send your contact the opt-in confirmation email for your list, so they can complete the double-opt in process.

Image: a screenshot of a sample opt in confirmation email in a subscriber's inbox

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