Import a list from a file

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Miguel Panayotty
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In WordFly you can browse to a list file (CSV, pipe-delimited, or tab-delimited file) on your desktop and import it.


CSV requirements

File format

MS-DOS Comma Separated (.csv)

File format, if your content contains diacriticals CSV UTF-8 (Comma delimited) (.csv)
File name No spaces or special characters
Column names No forward (/) or back (\) slashes or quotation ("") marks



Import a CSV file from your desktop


1. Go to Subscribers > Lists


2. Select Create an email list


3. Select Import list from file


4. Name your file and click Continue


5. Select your file for import and click I'm Done

Click Browse to navigate to your subscriber list file. Select the type of file you are importing (CSV, pipe-delimited, or tab-delimited). If you’re a Mac user, you should see a message asking you to save the file as a Windows Comma Separated file type. Be sure to check the box First row contains column names, this will help with mapping data fields in the next step of the import process.


6. Map your list fields to Data Fields that exist in WordFly. Click I’m Done.

  • List mapping is critical if you plan to use data fields in your email for personalization. Learn more.
  • To map your fields select Change on the far right. In the middle column called WordFly Fields  select the appropriate data field from the drop-down that matches Your Fields data.
  • WordFly will automatically map any previously mapped data fields.
  • You must map the WordFly Email field before you’ll be able to continue.


7. Click Start Importing