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Anybody here use mailchimp for customized personal emails?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: December 19, 2021 04:11PM
So I want to send out a holiday note to friends and family--maybe 150 people in all.

And I'd like it to be customized, so that each email leads off with "Dear Jane" or "Dear Joe," rather than just "Dear Friends."

It looks like mail chimp will do this for free for up to 2000 email a month, so I'm thinking that's a good option. Does anybody have any experience with mailchimp (or any other service) for this?

Thanks!
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Re: Anybody here use mailchimp for customized personal emails?
Posted by: Cary
Date: December 19, 2021 04:46PM
I used Mail chimp in a previous job to manage email campaigns for work. Worked well for me, but I'm a neophyte, with no experience with other options.
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Re: Anybody here use mailchimp for customized personal emails?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: December 19, 2021 06:53PM
I wish I knew how to use Automator, I’m sure it would be easy to do this…
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Re: Anybody here use mailchimp for customized personal emails?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: December 19, 2021 06:55PM
If you're using a locally based email program, I'm sure. But if you're using web-based email....

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I wish I knew how to use Automator, I’m sure it would be easy to do this…
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Re: Anybody here use mailchimp for customized personal emails?
Posted by: Harooneneutics
Date: December 19, 2021 07:46PM
Easy to do in MailChimp -- upload a .csv file with your email addresses and merge fields, and MailChimp will walk you through mapping them. You'll then insert the merge fields in the campaign when you add the content.

if you're using a free plan, they will put a MailChimp image at the bottom of the email (or at least they used to).

If you're a Gmail user, there are services like Yet Another Mail Merge that will do the same thing.
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Re: Anybody here use mailchimp for customized personal emails?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: December 19, 2021 10:54PM
Thanks, all-I'm set!
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Re: Anybody here use mailchimp for customized personal emails?
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 20, 2021 04:17AM
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anonymouse1
Thanks, all-I'm set!

didnt get mine!

what was the final steps, did you use monkeymail?





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Re: Anybody here use mailchimp for customized personal emails?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: December 20, 2021 10:10AM
Haven't done it yet--you can just go to the website, and sign up for the free tier.

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anonymouse1
Thanks, all-I'm set!

didnt get mine!

what was the final steps, did you use monkeymail?
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Re: Anybody here use mailchimp for customized personal emails?
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 20, 2021 03:30PM
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anonymouse1
Haven't done it yet--you can just go to the website, and sign up for the free tier.

Thanks, I was just wondering how it worked for you.

I actually build custom HTML table based emails for 10 or so clients that I import directly into monkeymail... so Im sorta familiar with it -- but I don't do the sending out part.





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Re: Anybody here use mailchimp for customized personal emails?
Posted by: clay
Date: December 21, 2021 12:02PM
yes, it works. I do this for something similar every year.
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