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Mailchimp, hide street address?

almost 3 years ago from

I know from looking over mailchimp's guidelines you cant hide the address and they sugest some alternative wasy to not show your real address. http://kb.mailchimp.com/accounts/account-setup/alternative-physical-address-ideas

But i just received a email from printfull sent using mailchimp and noticed they have no address listed at the bottom of the email? dose anyone know how they did this?

Im asking for a client who produces music and works from home so really cant list his address we are currently looking into getting a PO Box but its going to be £300ish a year :(

4 comments

  • Jeremiah ShoafJeremiah Shoaf, almost 3 years ago

    As far as I know, MailChimp doesn’t verify the address you put in that field. The newsletter you saw probably just deleted the address field. I’ve received some MailChimp newsletters that just put a city or country as the address.

    That said, without a physical address you would be in violation of MailChimp’s policies and the CAN-SPAM Act. Your account would probably be suspended if you got caught.

    Better to just get a PO Box which is what I did.

    3 points
    • Dylan SmithDylan Smith, almost 3 years ago

      Jeremiah is right — they don't verify it in any way, but it's a violation of both their policies and the law.

      Lots of services will accept your mail for an annual fee much lower than a PO box — £25–50 isn't unusual. Even if you don't get anything sent there, the right to list their address as your business address could be worth it.

      Google "registered office address service".

      1 point
  • Frédéric AudetFrédéric Audet, almost 3 years ago

    You wouldn't be CAN-SPAM/CASL compliant. Big fine.

    0 points