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How to migrate from MailerLite Classic to the new MailerLite

If you're using MailerLite Classic, you can now take advantage of our migration tools to help you transition to the new MailerLite.

Important: This guide will help you set up a brand new account with the updated version of MailerLite and transfer over your data. Please note, a paid plan on MailerLite Classic will not be migrated over or applied in any way to the new account. It is up to you to manually cancel your MailerLite Classic plan to avoid double billing. See our guide to plan and billing for instructions on how to cancel your plan.

Discover everything the new MailerLite has to offer and see how it compares to MailerLite Classic in our comparison page, MailerLite vs MailerLite Classic.

Note: Clients using MailerLite Classic can continue using their account, or migrate over to the new version. MailerLite Classic is still supported, maintained, and regularly updated by our team.

When you migrate your MailerLite Classic account information to MailerLite, you will automatically be approved for sending and the following details will be applied to your new account:

  • Company details: All company details including account name, billing information and other necessary metadata will be transferred to your new MailerLite account

  • Default settings: All sender details, logos, unsubscribe disclaimers and other default account settings will be applied to your new account

To migrate from MailerLite Classic to the new MailerLite:

1. In your MailerLite Classic account, navigate to the Integrations page.

2. Under Developer API, click Use.

3. Copy the API key to your clipboard (you'll need it a bit later).

4. Then click the SSO icon. The account should be created from this icon inside your MailerLite Classic account, as it allows you to easily switch between the two versions.

5. Select MailerLite (new version) on the left.

  1. If you already have an account created with the new MailerLite, you’ll see it listed on the next page. If not, you can create one by clicking New account. You may also see this screen, where you can enter your password to create a new account.

  1. Follow the prompts to give it a name, and enter the necessary information.

  2. Once you reach the dashboard, you will find the option to migrate information from your MailerLite Classic account.

9. Click Migrate account.

  1. Paste the API key from your MailerLite Classic account into the corresponding field.

11. Click Confirm & migrate.

That’s it! Your account will automatically be approved, and your account information will be migrated into your new account.

Sending Domains

The new version of MailerLite uses different DNS records to authenticate your sending domains. This means that if you have authenticated domains in MailerLite Classic, you will need to update the records in your DNS settings. To do this:

  1. Go to Account Settings.

  2. Click the Domains tab.

  3. Under Sending domains, you will see the domains that were transferred over from your MailerLite Classic account. Under Authentication, click the Authenticate button to view the DKIM and SPF records.

  4. Log into the DNS settings for your domain, which will be located in your domain host (outside of MailerLite).

  5. Replace the previous MailerLite DKIM and SPF records with the updated records.

    The DKIM record should be CNAME type.

    The SPF record should be TXT type.

For more information on authenticating your domain, see our guide on how to verify, authenticate, and align your domain.

Custom Domains

DNS settings for custom domains being used for websites and landing pages will also need to be updated manually in your hosting provider. After the site has been migrated (instructions below) check the custom domains or subdomains that have been transferred over under the Sites section. Click Manage DNS to view the updated records.

The previous MailerLite Classic records will need to be replaced with the new records in the DNS panel.

Account Users

The new MailerLite allows one account user on the free plan. If you have multiple account users on MailerLite Classic, you will need to upgrade to a paid plan in the new MailerLite in order to add more than one user to your account.

Once you have upgraded to a paid plan in MailerLite, you can quickly and easily migrate all your subscribers, custom fields and subscriber groups from MailerLite Classic. On the free plan, you have the option to migrate a subset of 100 subscribers for free, so you can test the migration tools and the new account before upgrading for full access.

Spam complaints, as well as unconfirmed, unsubscribed and bounced subscribers, will also be migrated into their corresponding folders.

To migrate subscribers from MailerLite Classic to MailerLite:

1. From your new MailerLite account dashboard, navigate to the Account settings page.

2. Select the Migration tab.

3. Under Migration details, you will find Account details and Subscribers. Click the Proceed button next to Subscribers.

4. Click Start migration →.

If you continue to collect and manage subscribers in MailerLite Classic, you can return to the Migration tab in your Account Settings to re-sync subscribers at any time.

Important: Migration tools work one way. If any account details or subscribers are updated in your new MailerLite account, they will not automatically be updated in your MailerLite Classic account.

This tool allows you to migrate everything in your file manager from MailerLite Classic to the new MailerLite.

To migrate files:

  1. Click Proceed next to the Files migration option.

  2. Click Start migration → to confirm.

The number of imported files will be displayed once the migration is complete, and you may need to refresh your screen to see this.

Next, you can migrate all of the custom templates from your MailerLite Classic account. Please note:

  • Not all templates can be migrated. Templates created with an older version of MailerLite's drag and drop editor cannot be migrated to the new MailerLite.

  • Campaigns can be migrated if they are saved as a template, however those in the Sent or Drafts folder will not be migrated over.

To migrate templates:

  1. Locate the Custom Template migration tool under Files and click Proceed.

  1. Confirm the amount of templates being migrated by clicking Start migration →.

The number of migrated templates will be displayed once the migration is complete, and you may need to refresh your screen to see this.

Please note:

  • Not all forms can be migrated. Forms created with an older version of MailerLite's drag and drop editor cannot be migrated to the new MailerLite.

  • If you are using URL's in the visibility settings of your form, a maximum of 30 URL's will be transferred.

  • Promotional forms from MailerLite Classic will only be migrated if the new MailerLite account is on the Advanced plan.

To migrate your MailerLite Classic popup, embedded, and promotional forms:

  1. Locate the Forms migration tool under Custom Templates and click Proceed.

  2. Confirm the migration by clicking Start migration →.

The number of migrated forms will be displayed once the migration is complete. Keep in mind, after form migration, the Javascript or HTML code used to embed the forms on your website must be replaced in order to add subscribers in the new Mailerlite account. Otherwise, the forms will still add subscribers to your MailerLite Classic account. To find the new code:

  1. Go to Forms.

  2. Click the Overview button of your form.

  3. Scroll down to JavaScript tracking snippet.

  4. Copy the code to replace it on your website.

This tool allows you to migrate all of your automations from MailerLite Classic to the new MailerLite. 

Please note:

  • Not all automation emails can be migrated. If your workflow contains emails that were created using an older version of MailerLite's drag and drop editor, those individual automation emails will not be migrated.

  • Templates migration will need to be done before migrating automations.

  • Automation history and automation activity will not be migrated along with the workflows.

  • Old "autoresponders" will not be migrated. These should first be updated to automations in MailerLite Classic, then they can be migrated to the new MailerLite. 

  • New subscribers will start the automation in the new account from the beginning. However, subscribers who were active in the Classic automation will not be taken to the same step in the workflow once it has been migrated. These subscribers will need to complete the workflow in MailerLite Classic.

To migrate your workflows:

  1. Locate the Automations migration tool under Forms, and click Proceed to start the migration.

  1. Confirm the migration by clicking Start migration →.

Next, you can migrate all of your landing pages to your new MailerLite account.

Please note: Not all landing pages can be migrated. Sites created with an older version of MailerLite's drag and drop editor cannot be migrated to the new MailerLite.

All migration tools can be found from the Account settings page, under the Migration tab.To migrate your landing pages:

  1. Locate the Landing pages migration option under Forms.

  2. Click Proceed.

  1. Confirm by clicking Start migration →.

The import process should take several minutes, and you can check that your landing pages have been properly migrated by going to the Sites tab, where you can view the landing pages that have been imported from your Classic account.

Custom domains will be migrated over to the new MailerLite account, however DNS settings will need to be updated manually in your domain's hosting provider.

This tool allows you to import your websites from your MailerLite Classic account to your new MailerLite account.

Please note: Not all websites can be migrated. Sites created with an older version of MailerLite's drag and drop editor cannot be migrated.

To migrate your websites:

  1. Locate the Web pages migration tool under landing pages.

  1. Click Proceed.

  2. Confirm by clicking Start migration →.

The import process will begin, and you can check that your websites have been properly migrated by going to the Sites tab, and checking the Websites tab, where you can view the web pages that have been brought over from your Classic account.

Custom domains will be migrated over to the new MailerLite account, however DNS settings will need to be updated manually in your domain's hosting provider.

If you experience any issues with migration tools, feel free to contact our friendly support team for assistance.

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