Can I Attach A File To Mailchimp

If you have been looking for methods to add a file to your Mailchimp emails, you have come to the correct location. Although it is possible to attach a file to Mailchimp, it cannot be done in the conventional way that you are accustomed to when sending regular email attachments.

In Mailchimp, you can’t directly add attachments to your emails, but you can include links to files hosted elsewhere. The purpose of this guide is to help you understand how to include these links effectively.

Why Doesn’t Mailchimp Allow Direct Attachments?

You might be wondering why a platform as powerful as Mailchimp doesn’t allow for direct email attachments. The main reason is deliverability. Emails with attachments are more likely to be flagged as spam or to not be delivered at all. By providing a link instead, your emails have a much higher chance of reaching their intended recipient.

How to Include a File in Your Mailchimp Emails

The process of including a file in your Mailchimp email involves two main steps: uploading the file to a hosting service, and adding a link to that file in your email. Here’s how:

Step 1: Upload Your File to a Hosting Service

First, you’ll need to upload your file to a hosting service. This could be Dropbox, Google Drive, your own website, or any other online file hosting service. Make sure the file is set to public so that your recipients can access it.

Step 2: Add a Link to Your Email

Next, in your Mailchimp email editor, you’ll add a link to your file. This is done by highlighting the text you want to turn into a link, clicking the Link button, and then pasting the URL of your file into the link field.

Here’s an example of how to add a link in Mailchimp:

// Highlight the text you wish to link
// Click the 'Link' button
// Paste your file URL into the 'Web Address (URL)' field
// Click 'Insert'

And there you have it! Your file is now included in your Mailchimp email, ready to be accessed by your recipients.


While Mailchimp doesn’t allow for traditional attachments, their file linking method provides a more reliable way of including files in your emails. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily include any file in your Mailchimp campaigns. Happy emailing!