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Easily Disable MailChimp Double Opt-in in API 3.0

David Bosley

MailChimp’s API version 3.0 has changed a bit from previous versions, but nonetheless, we can still disable the double opt-in feature.

First check out MailChimp’s documentation on their API 3.0 version and then go to the Add A New List Member Section which details the notes you need.

Scroll down to the “Status” section and you should see the following:

– status*
– Type: string
– Title: Status
– Read only: false
– Subscriber’s current status. Possible Values: Possible Values: subscribed, unsubscribed, cleaned, pending

You should pass the value “subscribed” in the API field instead of “pending”. Using “pending” will always send a double opt-in confirmation until that users confirms their subscription. By passing “subscribed” you will bypass this method.

And that should do it!

 

Additional Information:

If you are looking how to disable the double opt-in using MailChimp API version 2.0 please see How to Disable MailChimp Double Opt-in for API version 2.0 and if you are looking how to disable the double opt-in using a MailChimp WordPress plugin, please see Easy Way to Disable MailChimp Double Opt-in for WordPress Plugin.

Comments 2

  1. If your entries are still showing as “Pending”, be sure set Subscribed on the StatusIsNew property too. That’s what was getting me.

  2. This is exactly what I’m doing, and the on-line form shows that double opt in is off, but recipients are still getting “confirm opt in” emails.

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