Nov 14, 2006

MailChimp Downtime this weekend

UPDATE: MailChimp v2.5 launched a little early. Everything’s back up and running now.

Starting November 18, Saturday morning at 12AM ET, MailChimp will be
down for a big upgrade (so you won’t be able to log in at all). If all goes as
planned, we’ll be back online Monday morning at 9am ET.

We’re going to be launching v2.5, which has got a bunch of (free)
improvements we think you’re going to like:

  • Built-in email templates and design tool: You won’t have to code HTML
    to use MailChimp anymore (unless you really want to).
  • Forward-to-friend functionality: Let your recipients share your
    campaign with their friends. We’ll track total forwards and opens. 
  • Affiliate program: Share some monkey love with someone you know.
    Place a trackable MailChimp badge in your email footers or website. If you refer
    a customer, we’ll give you both 500 email credits.

We’ll post more details when everything’s live. For a sneak-peek at the
built-in templates, here’s a video
demo
.