Sales
Joined May 2014
Asked about 5 years ago

Is there a way to set up a mail merge list in Google Docs that then works for Gmail?

I'm wondering if there is a Google Docs + Gmail hack that can be a work-around from using Mailchimp. I love Mailchimp, but sometimes I need to send (somewhat) mass emails from my own company account, not the email account associated with our Mailchimp profile. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Partnerships Coordinator
Joined June 2014
Responded almost 5 years ago
Hey There Elli! You've got a couple of options! MailChimp offers a Google Docs add-on called Merge that allows you to send to a list of emails directly from Google Docs and Sheets. It's easy to set up and free. You'll get some basic reporting information too. If you're interested more information can be found here: - http://blog.mailchimp.com/introducing-merge-by-mailchimp/ - http://eepurl.com/W2gej Another option, which I'd recommend if you'd still like to use all of MailChimp's features, would be updating the reply-to address in the setup step of the campaign builder. - http://eepurl.com/FAjkP If any other questions pop up, our support ninjas will be glad to help out. Just shoot the team a message at support@mailchimp.com and they'll get you squared away quickly.
Partnerships Coordinator
Joined June 2014
Responded almost 5 years ago
Hi Elli, There are a few options in this instance. The first would be to update the reply-to address when creating a campaign to reflect your company's desired reply-to email. The following guide can help walk through how to do that: http://kb.mailchimp.com/article/how-do-i-change-the-subject-reply-to-address-and-from-name-on-my-signup-for If you did not want to use MailChimp, there is a Google Apps add-on called Merge that will allow you to send from Google Docs+Gmail. More information can be found on the following page: http://kb.mailchimp.com/article/what-is-merge-by-mailchimp I hope this helps get you pointed in the right direction; if you have any further questions feel free to reach out to support@mailchimp.com.