How to remove the 'forward to a friend' link in mailchimp

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How to remove the 'forward to a friend' link in mailchimp
You can quickly remove the "Forward to a Friend" link in MailChimp. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

MailChimp provides customisable e-mail newsletters and auto-responders to keep your company's clients or personal followers updated on any news or specials you're offering. By default, MailChimp places a link in the footer of your e-mail that reads "Forward to a Friend." This allows a recipient to forward the email to another address. In the event that you want to deliver content exclusively for your subscriber list, MailChimp allows you to customise the link in the footer to prevent the email from being forwarded.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Create your campaign and template. Once you've signed into your MailChimp account, click the button that reads "Create Campaign." Select your list of subscribers and click "Next."

  2. 2

    Select a template. MailChimp provides a variety of templates to use for your campaign. MailChimp also offers an option for you to create a template from scratch. Choose the template that best suits your content by clicking on the template. Once you have decided on your template, click "Next."

  3. 3

    Locate the footer. Your template contains several divided sections you can customise with your specific content. Find the footer information at the bottom of the template. The footer is automatically propagated with a link that reads "Forward to a Friend." Click the footer section to edit this information.

  4. 4

    Delete the "Forward to a Friend" link. Highlight the content and link that reads "Forward to a Friend" and hit "Delete." Alternately, you can click the "Source" button and remove the merge tag for this option that appears as [FORWARD]. Click the button "Save Now" to save the changes to your template.

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