Clickfunnels – How to Integrate Email | Step By Step Tutorial

One of the best features of Clickfunnels is its amazing ability to create optin landing pages and funnels, that allow you to create in-depth email marketing funnels. 

Of course, the first step of that is to learn how to integrate Clickfunnels with your favorite Email Service Provider. 

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The process is pretty simple, but I've broken it down step by step in the following images and video.

Note: If you learn better from video, click here to skip to the video demonstration

Disclosure: I am an independent ClickFunnels Affiliate, not an employee.  I receive referral payments from ClickFunnels. The opinions expressed here are my own and are not official statements of ClickFunnels or its parent company, Etison LLC.

Step 1: Go To "Account Settings"

clickfunnels how to integrate email account settings

Click The Big Blue Plus Button To Add A New Row

Step 2: Choose The "Integrations" Tab on The Left Menu

The next step is to choose the "Integrations" tab on the left side menu. 

For 99% of you, you're going to want to simply integrate your optin forms with an email autoresponder service. 

Do NOT make the mistake (which is very confusing) of clicking on the "Email Integrations (SMTP) tab. (See Picture Below)

That probably confuses 3/5 people (and me, to be honest). 

That option is for SMTP emails services like Mandrake, Sendgrid or Mailjet. 

These are for handling bulk emails like transaction receipt emails, etc.  This is usually an option for bigger scale businesses doing tons of volume. 

If that's what you're looking for, then obviously that's what you want to click on 🙂

However, if you're like most of us...

If you are connecting a service like Mailchimp, Active Response, Convertkit, Aweber, or Getresponse...

You need to click on the "Integrations" tab instead. 

clickfunnels email integrations

Click "Integrations" NOT "Email Integrations"

Step 3: Click The "Add New Integrations" Button

clickfunnels email integration add new integration button

Step 3: Click The "Add New Integrations" Button

Next, simply either: 

Scroll through the options of all the available integrations until you find the one you're looking for, and click on it. 


Click in the "Search Available Integrations" box and type in the name of your email service provider. 

clickfunnels email integration search integrations

Step 4: Get Your API Key (From Your Email Service Provider)

The next step is to find something called an API key. 

What is an API key?

Well, luckily you don't really need to understand it very much to get your email integrated with Clickfunnels. 

If you want to learn all the nerdy tech details, click here

If you don't care, here's all you need to know: 

It's a unique set of numbers and letters that are specific to YOUR email account inside of your email service provider (Aweber, Mailchimp, etc). 

It's like a secret password that tells your email service that YOU have given permission for another application (In this case, Clickfunnels) permission to use your email account.

But all you REALLY have to know is to copy (ctrl+c or cmd+c) it and get ready to paste it into clickfunnels in the next step 😉 

Where do you find your API key?

This is different for every email provider. Usually it's somewhere in "account" or "settings". 

You can ask your provider's support, or simply search their Frequently Asked Questions. 

Below is an example from a Mailchimp account:

clickfunnels email integration get api key

(Screenshot from Mailchimp)

Step 5: Paste Your API Key Into Clickfunnels

Next, time to give your email integration a "nickname"

This is for internal use only, so you can name it whatever you want. Your customers or leads won't ever see it.

​Good options for nicknames include: 

- The name of the email service (ex. Converkit)
- The name of the business (if you manage multiple businesses / clients)

Then, paste your API key that you copied from your Email Servicse Provider Account

Finally, Click The "Add Integration" Button

clickfunnels email integration add new integration api

Step 6: Congrats! Your Email Service is now Integrated With Clickfunnels!

You can now use your email integration in all of your funnels, opt in pages, squeeze pages, sales pages, webinar registration pages, order forms, and more. 

However, if you want to connect an individual optin page or funnel to your email lists, there's a few final steps...

Step 7: Open Your Funnel (Or Create A New One)

clickfunnels email integration add new funnel

Step 7: Edit Your Optin Step Page

Next, find the step in your funnel that you'll be using to collect email addresses. 

This is usually on an "Opt In" page or a "Squeeze" page. 

Click the "edit page" button on that step. 

clickfunnels email integration edit page

Step 8: Change "Settings" > Integrations

You can find this at the top left corner of your edit page screen. 

clickfunnels email integration settings integrations

Step 9: Select Your Integration Nickname from the Email Integration Settings Dropdown

Select which integration you want to use. 

Then, select which list or tags you want to add the new leads from this page to, 

Make sure to click the "Save" button at the top right corner when you've made your selections.

And voila! 

You're done. 

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