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How to Switch from JetPack Subscription to MailChimp, AWeber, etc

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Do you want to switch your Jetpack subscribers to another email provider?

When starting a blog, most beginners use the Jetpack email subscription feature. However, as the blog grows, you will need a more powerful email marketing platform to manage email lists and send automated email campaigns to subscribers.

In this article, we will show you how to easily switch from a Jetpack subscription to other email services, such as Constant Contact, AWeber, Drip, and Mailchimp.

Switch from Jetpack to other email services

Why Switch From Jetpack to Other Email Services?

Email marketing is one of the most cost-effective marketing strategies, and it allows you to establish direct contact with your customers.

It is important to start building an email list from day one to steadily grow your subscribers and, as a result, your business.

With Jetpack, you can easily add subscriptions to your WordPress website. This allows your subscribers to be notified when you publish new content on your site.

However, if you want to send exclusive newsletter-only content, add an auto-responder, or send targeted email campaigns, then you will need something more powerful.

You will need a real email marketing service provider to build your email list on your WordPress blog.

We recommend switching to popular email marketing platforms like Constant Contact, AWeber, Drip, or any of these top email marketing services.

These are some of the most powerful email marketing platforms that offer a wide range of tools to automate marketing, create sales funnels, and use personalization.

That being said, let’s see how you can easily switch from Jetpack to other email services.

How to Move Jetpack Subscribers to Other Email Services

To start, you will need a list of your email subscribers to switch from Jetpack subscriptions to another email marketing platform.

First, head over to the Jetpack » Settings page from the WordPress admin dashboard.

From here, switch to the ‘Discussion’ tab at the top.

After that, scroll down to the ‘Subscriptions’ section and click on the ‘View your Email Subscribers’ link.

Click the View your email subscribers link

This will take you to the ‘Users’ page, where you need to switch to the ‘Subscribers’ tab.

Once your list of subscribers opens up, click on the three-dotted menu in the right corner and select ‘Download email subscribers as CSV’ from the dropdown menu.

Click on the Download email subscribers as CSV link

Jetpack will now prepare the list of your subscribers, and your browser will download it as a CSV file.

Now that you have your email subscribers, you can import them into any email marketing service you want.

Method 1: Switch From Jetpack to Constant Contact (Recommended)

If you want to switch to the Constant Contact email service, then this method is for you.

We recommend Constant Contact because it is super beginner-friendly and specializes in sending mass emails to customers, managing email lists, and running effective email marketing campaigns.

Constant Contact is a premium service, and their pricing starts as low as $9.99 /month. However, WPBeginner users can use our Constant Contact coupon code to get an additional 20% off!

First, you will need to visit the Constant Contact website and sign up for an account.

For more details, you may want to see our guide on how to connect Constant Contact to WordPress.

Signup for a Constant Contact account

Once you have created an account, you will land on your account dashboard.

From here, switch to the ‘Contacts’ tab at the top and then click on the ‘Add Contacts’ button.

Click the Add Contacts button

This will open up a popup on the screen, which will display a list of methods that can be used to import a contact list.

Simply click on the ‘Upload from file’ option.

Click the Upload from file option

Next, you will be asked to upload a file from your computer. Just select the Jetpack email subscribers CSV file you downloaded earlier.

After that, click on the ‘Continue’ button to move forward through the process.

Upload the CSV file

In the next step, you will have to select headings for the CSV file columns.

For instance, if you have a column in the CSV file containing the names of your email subscribers, you need to choose the ‘First Name’ field from the dropdown menu.

Once you are done, click the ‘Continue’ button at the top.

Choose column names from the dropdown menu

You will now be taken to the last step, where you must check the box under the ‘Email Consent’ option.

Finally, click the ‘Upload’ button to import your email subscribers CSV file.

Check the Email Consent box and click on the Upload button

You have successfully switched from Jetpack to the Constant Contact email marketing platform.

To learn more about how to use this platform to send emails, you can read our article on how to start an email newsletter.

Method 2: Switch From Jetpack to AWeber

This method is for you if you want to switch from Jetpack to AWeber.

AWeber is one of the oldest and most popular email marketing service providers. They offer a wide array of tools, including AMP emails, automatic RSS-to-email for bloggers, and tag-based subscriber segmentation.

AWeber also offers a limited free plan for up to 500 subscribers. After that, the pricing starts from $12.50/month. See our AWeber review for more details.

First, you will need to visit the AWeber website and sign up for an account. For more details, please see our guide on how to connect AWeber to WordPress.

Sign in for an AWeber account

Upon activating your account, you will be taken to your AWeber dashboard.

Go ahead and visit the Subscribers » Add Subscribers page from the left column. After that, click on the ‘Import Multiple’ button.

Click on Import Multiple button on AWeber dashboard

You will now see the ‘Import Subscribers’ screen.

From here, you must click on the ‘Click to browse’ button to upload a file from your computer. Go ahead and upload the Jetpack CSV file you downloaded earlier.

Upload the JetPack CSV file to AWeber

After that, you’ll be asked how to process the import. Simply check the ‘Only add new’ option.

Once you have done that, you will need to select subscriber fields for the column headers.

For example, if the CSV file had a column with subscriber names, then you must choose the ‘First Name’ option as the header for that column.

Once you are done, click on the ‘Next: Map fields’ button to continue.

Choose column header names

In the next step, you must decide if you want users to confirm their subscription to the list or not.

For instance, if you choose the ‘Yes’ option, all subscribers in your CSV file will be emailed upon import completion. The users will then have to click on the confirmation link in the email to become active subscribers on your list.

However, if you check the ‘No’ box, users won’t receive confirmation emails.

Once you have made your choice, click the ‘Next: More Options’ button.

Choose if you want subscribers to receive confirmation email or not

After that, you will be taken to step three. From here, you can toggle the ‘Add Tags’ switch to add separate tags to your email list.

You can also skip to the next step if you don’t want to add any tags. Just click the ‘Next: Background Info’ button to continue.

Toggle the switch to add tags

On the next page, you will be asked to specify how the subscribers signed up for your list. Simply choose from one of the options and provide more details as required.

For instance, if you select the ‘They signed up on my website’ option, you will also need to provide your website URL.

Choose how you gained subscribers for the email list

Next, you will be asked if you are importing the subscribers from another email provider. Simply check the ‘Yes, they are coming from another provider’ option and then type Jetpack as the email service.

Finally, click the ‘Submit Your Import’ button to upload your CSV file.

Choose Jetpack as the email provider you're switching from

You have now successfully imported your email subscribers to AWeber from Jetpack.

Method 3: Switch From Jetpack to Drip

Drip is a powerful email marketing platform for eCommerce, bloggers, and digital marketers. If you have an online store, we recommend switching to Drip because it offers the best eCommerce email marketing features.

First, you need to visit the Drip website and click on the ‘Sign in’ button to create an account.

Create an account on the Drip website

Follow the steps to sign up for an account. Once your account has been activated, you will be taken to your Drip dashboard.

Once there, head over to the People » Active page from the left sidebar.

Next, click the ‘+ Add People’ button in the top-right corner of the page.

Click on the Add People button

A new prompt will now show up on your screen.

Click the ‘Begin’ button under the ‘Upload a list of people’ option.

Click the Begin button under the Upload a list of people option

This will take you to a new page where you can drag or upload the CSV file.

Simply click on the ‘Upload or drag csv here’ button and import the Jetpack CSV file.

Click on the Upload or drag CSV here button

Now, you will be automatically taken to the next step.

Here you need to choose CSV files column names from the dropdown menu. Then, click the ‘Next’ button to continue.

Provide column names and click Next

This will take you to the ‘Ready to go?’ page, where you have to click on the ‘Add these people’ button.

Your email subscribers will now be imported from Jetpack to Drip.

Click the Add these people button

Method 4: Switch From Jetpack to Mailchimp

This method is for you if you want to switch from Jetpack to Mailchimp.

Note: We recommend using the other three email marketing providers because Mailchimp has declined in quality over the years while becoming more expensive. For more details, you may want to see our showcase of the best Mailchimp alternatives.

First, you need to visit the Mailchimp website and create an account.

For more instructions, please see our ultimate guide to using Mailchimp in WordPress.

Mailchimp website

Upon account activation, you will be taken to your Mailchimp dashboard.

Once there, go to the Audience » All Contacts page from the left column.

Next, select the ‘Import Contacts’ option from the ‘Add Contacts’ dropdown menu.

Choose the Import Contacts option from the Add Contacts dropdown menu

This will take you to a new page, where you will be shown a list of import methods.

Simply choose the ‘Upload a file’ option and click the ‘Continue’ button.

Choose Upload a file option as the import method

You should then see the ‘Upload your contacts’ page. Simply click the ‘Browse’ button to upload the Jetpack CSV file.

Next, go ahead and click the ‘Continue to Organize’ button.

Upload CSV file to Mailchimp

You will now be asked to choose a status for the contacts that you are importing. Since you will be importing a list of email subscribers, you need to select the ‘Subscribed’ option from the dropdown menu.

Once you are done, click the ‘Continue to Tag’ button.

Choose the Subscribed option from the dropdown menu

On the ‘Tag Your Contacts’ page, you can choose from some of the popular tags or create your own.

After that, click the ‘Continue to Match’ button to move forward.

Create tags in Mailchimp

In the next step, you will have to match the column labels with the contact information in your CSV file.

For example, if the CSV you imported has a column containing all the subscribers’ email addresses, then you must choose ‘Email Address’ as the column label.

Once you have provided suitable labels to different columns, just click the ‘Finalize Import’ button.

Match column labels

This will take you to the ‘Review and complete your import’ page.

Finally, click the ‘Complete Import’ button to import your subscribers from Jetpack to Mailchimp.

Click the Complete Import button

We hope this article helped you learn how to switch from Jetpack subscriptions to Mailchimp and other email services. You may also want to see our tutorial on how to build an email list in WordPress, and our comparison of best web push notification software to increase your traffic.

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  2. anon says

    If you disable Jetpack, how do you get Mailchimp or any other service to send emails when you post a new blog entry?

    Also, Jetpack is using’s servers, not your own PHP email function on your site, so wouldn’t it be a trusted sender as well? Is there any data comparison to show send rates?


  3. Michelle says

    Thank you for this info. I recently enabled Jetpack’s subscribe to comments and subscribe to blog feature. I wanted to keep all my subscribers in one place. I was able to export them as you said to MailChimp and then delete them from WordPress to prevent duplicate notifications of blog posts. Thanks again.

    • Keri says

      Question, how in the world did you delete the subscribers from Jetpack? We just switched over from Jetpack to MailChimp but can’t find how to delete them from Jetpack. Now, they are getting all our posts twice!

      • Kieran Thomas says

        Good question. I’ve just had a look and it appears you can turn it off as follows:
        1) login to your blog admin
        2) go to jetpack > settings
        3) click on the “discussions” tab
        4) scroll down to the “subscriptions” setting and turn off “Allow users to subscribe to your posts and comments and receive notifications via email”

        Caveat: I haven’t tested this, but that seems to be the setting you will want to disable

        • Mathukutty P. V says

          My blog is one year old. Only less than 10 subscribers in Jetpack. Yesterday created MailChimp account. Found that footer of their e-mails showing physical address because that is compulsory. Is it necessary to show the physical address for personal small blogs which do not have much revenue or not selling any product, but sharing only posts? I had also tried SumoMe free which has free and easy forms, welcome mat, hello bar and other features. They also do not ask or show the physical address, mobile numbers on e-mails. As a small beginner personal blog which one you select?

    • Jose Cervantes says

      It’s kind of hard to find now and this post does need updating, but to find it now go to jetpack, then go to stats > insights > followers (at the bottom) then there will be a button to download the data in CSV format.

  4. Sudipta Kumar Maiti says

    After switch from jetpack to mail chimp what will happen the blog follwers as only the email follwers are import from jetpack, are the blog follwers continue to get my new post as they get earlier during jetpack. Or I have to keep jetpack and mail chimp both

  5. Rodwell Smith says

    Thank you for answering my contemplation. I do have one other concern with the difference between JetPack and MailChimp.
    JetPack notifies subscribers of new blogs and posts. MailChimp sends email promotions. Would I substitute JetPack subscription forms with MailChimp signup forms and achieve the two functions?

  6. Jerome Short says

    Will I have to post my blog in WordPress and then redo it all in MailChimp to send out to people? Is there a MailChimp plugin that would take care of that?

  7. Keri says

    I just moved my subscriptions over to Mail Chimp but will subscribers get two emails-one automatic when my post goes up and another when I send out the email from Mail Chimp alerting subscribers to a new post? How do I get the automatic email turned off. I don’t want to uninstall Jetpack but I do want to use Mail Chimp to deliver emails.

  8. Ria says

    I’m quite new in blogging and almost all questions that I have, mostly I get in this site. It’s very helpful and easy explained:) thank you!
    did you have experience in adding MailChimp for wordpress plugin’s sign-up checkbox to jetpack comments form?:)

  9. Lehel Matyus says

    your sidebar has a subcscription field and just below it you have the categories people can subscribe to. thats awesome! how did you do that? are you using jetpack for that?

  10. Jayne says

    The problem is that the link to download the file takes you to a WP account that is different than the wp account I use for my website. It’s another Dashboard that has nothing there. It says you have to logged into your WP account which looks like a WP hosted site. My site is self-hosted.

  11. Daniel says


    If I deactivate the Jetpack subscribe module would’ve this also impact post comments. Also does Mailchimp allow sigh up to posts of a selected category.

  12. Daniel says


    If I deactivate the Jetpack subscribe module would’ve this also impact post comments. Also does Mailchimp allow sigh up to posts of a selected category.

  13. ESist says

    This is a nice post. However, I don’t have the “site stats” sub-item for Jetpack. Maybe you could tell us which settings are required for it ?

  14. Mark Szymanski says

    Hey great post. I’m looking for away to kind of have both. One place for visitors to subscribe that will sync to WP and Mailchimp. The thought is WP is great to easily shoot new posts to subscribers, while keeping MC for very specific one-offs. Any ideas?

  15. Ron Killian says

    Thanks for the post. I do have to say though, one of the reason I like jetpack is that wordpress does all the mailing. My thoughts are that they should have good deliverable because they are such a trusted source. No? Also seems like emails would have a better chance of making it into the inbox and not end up in the trash folder, or promotions tab.

    One other thing, I am pretty sure Aweber won’t let you import subscribers. Correct me if I am wrong.

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