Hello all. Hopefully this is the best area for this question. Want to start a newsletter for the website...and need to know a few things: 1. How do you determine who to send the initial newsletter to? I would really rather not create a "Subscibe to Newsletter" button...and slowly wait for members to slowly subscribe (of course a newsletter subscribe area will be setup for future subscriptions). To initially start things off...what do you think would be the best way to determine who to send the initial newsletter to? I was thinking all active members in the last 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, etc. The question is how many forum members to send out to initially. I have 1000's and 1000's of members to choose from...so I guess deciding how many members t send out the newsletter initially would be good to know. Of course the newletter will contain an unsubscribe link for those members that wish not to receive future newsletters. 2. What's the best way to compose forum newsletters...have everything be automated as much as possible...and handle all the emailing for you? I've heard of email services such as "MailChimp" that handle this sort of stuff for you. Some of these services have free plans...and some have pay/month plans. These plans of course come at a cost (have monthly total subscriber limits & total emails sent/month) limits. Was wondering if using one of these services is worth it...or if there's a way to do everything yourself (for free)...with no limits on the number of subscribers & number of total emails sent.month? 3. What is the best sort of content to include in a forum newsletter? - Should it be some of the recent most active & interesting discussion threads? - Should it include some facts & figures relative to the forum niche? - Should it include possible DIY items relative to the forum niche? - Any other suggestions? Newletter will also include some website advertising partner contact info/deals as well. 4. How often do you think a forum newsletter should be sent (one/week, one/2 weeks, one/month, etc.)? Thanks much.