How to Enable Single-Optin for AWeber in OptinMonster

The question is often asked, “Does OptinMonster allow single-optin for AWeber?” The answer is yes! We certainly do. We are one of the few providers that actually have a built-in integration with AWeber API; however, AWeber does not allow the single-optin option for built-in APIs. This is why we have the Custom HTML form option available.

The “single-optin”setting itself has to be enabled in your AWeber account. The step by step instructions from AWeber are available here, but copied below for your convenience.

Can I Disable Confirmed Opt-In?

Confirmed Opt-In is enabled by default for all subscription methods in your AWeber account. It is the best way to ensure that you have both permission and the audit trail necessary for good message deliverability. Confirmed Opt-In is designated by ISPs as the best way to manage your list. It ensures that only people who want your information are subscribed, and protects you from blocking/filtering due to false spam complaints.

But What If People Don’t Confirm?

Provided that you’ve taken the necessary steps for a good confirmation rate, you should find that although you will lose some email addresses from your list, your response rate will be comparable or even better, all without running risks of poor message deliverability.

Read our Knowledge Base article on how to improve your confirmation rate for more information.

The fact of the matter is, 10-15% of addresses submitted are mis-typed. And other people simply won’t give you a valid email address.

A recent study by MarketingSherpa and KnowledgeStorm found that only 68% of users always enter a valid email address.

So, nearly a third of respondents knowingly enter bogus email addresses.

People enter addresses for all sorts of reasons. Many times it’s just to see what happens next, or to try and get to your thank you page to get a bonus or download that you’ve placed there without requiring them to confirm.

Be sure to protect your downloads.

Quality Is As Important As Quantity

Rather than focusing on the size of your list, we recommend that you put more emphasis on qualifying and building relationships with subscribers who want to engage with your content. These are the people who will become your loyal, repeat customers.

Disabling Confirmed Opt In for Sign Up Form Submissions

Keeping in mind the points made above, there may be times when you decide that you do not want to use confirmed opt in for people who fill out your sign up forms. This is possible in your AWeber account, though advise using caution when disabling confirmation.

Step By Step Instructions

  1. First, click “List Settings” under the “List Options” tab.21664348_step01.jpg
  2. Next, click the “Confirmed Opt In” tab at the top of the page to change your confirmation settings.21664348_step02.jpg
  3. Finally, click the “OFF” button to disable confirmation, and click the “YES” button in the popup that appears.21664348_step03.png

Note: The above method is ONLY for turning off Confirmed Opt-In for subscribers that are directly added to your list through a sign up form. If you would like to explore the possibility of turning off confirmed opt-in for importing, please contact us!


After you enable single-optin (i.e.: disable the confirmation email), then you can continue your OptinMonster and AWeber integration by following our Custom HTML guide to embed your custom AWeber code into OptinMonster.

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