I am often asked by clients if they can send an attachment with a Mailchimp campaign. For example, a client asked this morning “can you tell us if we can attach a PDF to the EDM schedule that we are currently sending out through Mailchimp? We are trying and cannot do it”.
My response to the client was “no you can’t include an attachment on a campaign. What you can do however is host the PDF in Mailchimp and add a link to the PDF in the campaign”. Essentially what you need to do is store your file somewhere that is accessible via a URL and then as a link to your campaign to the file (you could always use a button in your campaign which links to the file).
Besides hosting your files with Mailchimp you can always save your file or files to Dropbox, Google Drive or similar and then add a link to the file in your Mailchimp campaign.
Here is a list of file types that you may store in the Mailchimp file manager. Keep in mind that the maximum filesize for each file is 10 MB.
|Text files||.txt, .csv, .log, .css, .ics|
|Image files||.jpg, .jpe, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .psd, .tif, .tiff, .svg, .indd, .ai, .eps|
|Document files||.doc, .docx, .rtf, .odt, .ott, .pdf, .pub, .pages, .mobi, .epub|
|Audio files||.mp3, .m4a, .m4v, .wma, .ogg, .flac, .wav, .aif, .aifc, .aiff,|
|Video files||.mp4, .mov, .avi, .mkv, .mpeg, .mpg, .wmv|
|Spreadsheet files||.xls, .xlsx, .ods, .numbers|
|Presentation files||.odp, .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .key|
|Archive files||.zip, .tar, .gz, .7z, .vcf|