How to Attach a File in a MailChimp Newsletter

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With the combined power of MailChimp and Digioh you can now create even more dynamic, must-read e-newsletters by featuring great downloadable content.  What’s even better is that it’s simple to do.  Just follow these steps below to learn how.

Step 1: Create a Digioh account and connect it to MailChimp

Sign up to Digioh for free, and connect your MailChimp account.

Connect MailChimp and Digioh

Step 2: Upload your file and set the security level

Use the red Select a File button to choose the file (up to 2 GB) you want to upload. Under Security Options you’ll be able to set the security level for the file.  The security level tells Digioh what to do when someone who is not on your list tries to access your file.

Upload file and set security level

With List Grower Security, if a person is not on your list, it will ask them to sign up in order to download the file.
With Membership Security, only those already subscribed to your list are allowed access.

Learn more about Expiration Options and Download Tracking.

Step 3: Customize your download page

Add your logo and customize your download page for a branded, professional look. Customize your Digioh download page

Save your changes and move to the next page.  Here you’ll be given the download link to copy and paste into your MailChimp newsletter. Notice the MailChimp email merge field is included at the end of the link.  This allows Digioh to track which subscribers are most engaged and are downloading your files.

Copy the Digioh download link for MailChimp

Step 4: Paste your Digioh download link in your MailChimp newsletter

In MailChimp, create a Regular Ol’ Campaign for your newsletter.

Create a MailChimp campaign     Create a Regular Ol' Campaign in MailChimp

In the editor, compose your newsletter and insert your Digioh download link.  To create a hyperlink, just highlight the words you want to be linked, then click on the link icon.  You can also upload and link an image, such as a download button.

Insert the Digioh download link in the MailChimp editor

Remember, you can use free downloads to reward your existing subscribers, but consider using them to incentivize new subscribers, too. Check out our How To article on sending a file right after someone subscribes to your list.