Can I import emails into Convertkit?

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Can I import emails into Convertkit?

How to Import Emails into ConvertKit: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you're looking to streamline your email marketing efforts or transition to a new email marketing platform like ConvertKit, you may wonder if you can import your existing email list. The good news is, yes, you can import emails into ConvertKit! In this guide, we'll walk you through the process step by step.

Step 1: Export Your Email Contacts

The first step is to export your email contacts from your current email client or any other source where you store them. Most email clients, such as Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, etc., allow you to export your contacts in a CSV (Comma Separated Values) format.

  1. Log in to your email client.

  2. Navigate to your contacts or address book section.

  3. Look for an option to export contacts, usually found in the settings or more options menu.

  4. Choose the CSV format for exporting.

Once you've exported your contacts, you'll have a CSV file containing all your email addresses and potentially other relevant information.

Step 2: Prepare Your CSV File

Before importing your email contacts into ConvertKit, it's essential to ensure that your CSV file is properly formatted. Open the CSV file using a spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.

  1. Review the data: Ensure that your CSV file contains columns for email addresses and any other relevant information you want to import into ConvertKit, such as first names, last names, etc.

  2. Clean up the data: Remove any unnecessary columns or rows and ensure that the data is correctly formatted.

Step 3: Import Into ConvertKit

Now that your CSV file is ready, you can proceed to import your email contacts into ConvertKit.

  1. Log in to your ConvertKit account.

  2. Navigate to the Subscribers tab.

  3. Look for an option to import subscribers, usually labeled "Import Subscribers" or similar.

  4. Click on the import option and upload your CSV file.

  5. ConvertKit will prompt you to map the fields from your CSV file to ConvertKit's fields. This ensures that the data is imported correctly.

  6. Map each column in your CSV file to the corresponding field in ConvertKit, such as email address, first name, last name, etc.

Step 4: Review and Confirm

Before finalizing the import, take some time to review the import settings and ensure everything looks correct.

  1. Double-check the mapping of fields to make sure all the data is being imported accurately.

  2. Review any additional options or settings related to the import process.

Step 5: Verify the Import

Once you've confirmed the import settings, proceed with the import process. After the import is complete, it's essential to verify that all your subscribers have been imported correctly.

  1. Check the total number of subscribers imported to ensure it matches your expectations.

  2. Review a sample of imported subscribers to ensure that all the data is accurate and correctly formatted.

And there you have it! You've successfully imported your email contacts into ConvertKit, ready to start engaging with your subscribers through targeted email marketing campaigns.


Importing emails into ConvertKit is a straightforward process that allows you to seamlessly transition your existing email list or contacts into the platform. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can ensure that your email contacts are imported accurately and efficiently, setting the stage for successful email marketing campaigns in ConvertKit. If you encounter any issues or have questions during the import process, don't hesitate to reach out to ConvertKit's support team for assistance. Happy emailing!