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Mailchimp error: Bad Request - Cannot send this campaign because it is currently" sent"

  • 10 August 2023
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Hi, I want to automatically send a newsletter when someone is added to a Mailchimp tag. Let me add, we are on the free Mailchimp plan. I got it to work, but now it’s no longer working and the error message is:

Failed to create a sent campaign in Mailchimp

Mailchimp ran into an error: Bad Request - Cannot send this campaign because it is currently" sent"

It seems that once the campaign is sent once, it is no longer available. How do I configure the newsletter in Mailchimp so it can be sending continously, is this possible?




Best answer by Troy Tessalone 10 August 2023, 22:25

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Good question.

Try using this Zap action: Mailchimp - Add Update Subscriber

In Mailchimp, you need to have an automation configured that is triggered when a Tag is added to a Subscriber.

Userlevel 1

Thanks so much, we have the free plan, so I don’t think we can trigger an email when someone is added to a tag, hence the need for Zapier… I’m hoping to be able to do this through Zapier. The question is, how do I configure the campaign. I created a draft and it worked one time, but then after the campaign was sent that one time, it was no longer available, I think that’s the issue.

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The proper way would be to setup a Mailchimp Customer Journey Automation that works repeated for Subscribers that match the trigger conditions in Mailchimp. (e.g. via a Tag)

A Campaign is a 1 time send to recipients.

A Customer Journey is an automation that sends emails.


Otherwise, you’ll have to explore using the Zap actions:

  • Mailchimp - Create Campaign (Draft)
  • Mailchimp - Send Campaign


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Thanks, I will try these!