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To register for a MailChimp account, visit its homepage and click the signup link at the top.
Next, complete the simple registration form. You only need to enter an email address, username, and password. Once you have verified that all of your information is correct, click the Create My Account button.
MailChimp will send you a verification email. Check your email and click the Activate your Account link.
Enter the text in the Captcha image, and your account will be successfully activated.
Next, log in to your account using the username and password you created earlier.
The first time you log in, MailChimp will require you to enter some personal information about yourself, such as your full name, address, city, state, and website. This information is required to ensure that MailChimp is compliant with provisions and requirements set forth in the CAN-SPAM Act and other international anti-spamming laws. Once you have finished entering the required information, click the Save and Get Started button.
You will be redirected to your MailChimp dashboard. Your dashboard provides an overview of all your campaigns, subscribers, templates, and reporting information. Browse around the dashboard some so you can become more familiar with MailChimp’s features and offerings.
In the next part, you'll learn how to create a subscriber list. Be sure to check back for it!