How to Delete Contacts from Mailchimp

Oz Tollman Goodman
Oz Tollman Goodman
Sep 23, 2021
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How to Delete Contacts from Mailchimp

In this article, we’ll show you how to permanently delete contacts from Mailchimp for GDPR and CCPA compliance reasons.

Things worth knowing about deleting Mailchimp contacts:

  • Anything deleted from your Mailchimp account is permanently removed and can't be recovered.
  • When you delete a contact, their personal information is deleted, and their data is anonymized in your reports. 
  • You will not be able to re-add a contact that was deleted unless they decided to join again through a Mailchimp signup form.

Here are the technical steps for deleting contacts:

  • Go to your Mailchimp Profile page.
  • Click the Audience icon.
  • Click "All contacts".
  • Click the contact that you want to delete.
  • Click the "Actions menu" and choose "Remove contacts".
Delete Contacts from Mailchimp
  • Choose "Permanently delete" on the pop-up.
  • Type PERMANENTLY DELETE (all in caps) and click Confirm.
Permanently Delete Contacts from Mailchimp

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