I use mailchimp.com - its free up to 1000 subscribers and 6000 e-mails per month.
its provides a lot of help with avoiding getting flagged as spam. You do need to confirm that the people on your list have verified that you can send them e-mails. Also a wide range of e-mail address imports available and has some good reports on your e-mail “campaigns” - how many bounces, opens etc. You can write simple text e-mails or html or both. I’ve used it on an ongoing basis for a couple of years now for an on-line community I run.
I do this for a 500 ish member list with infrequent postings using a listserv but am thinking of switching to something like teamer for the self service updating and the integration of text ing. Haven’t had a chance to complete my research so any advice welcome.
Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I have the believe you are a reputable and responsible and trustworthy person I can do business with from the little information so far I gathered about you during my search for a partner and by matter of trust I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere business.
I am OW Cowen, 32 years of age the only son of late Mr Brian Cowen who was ousted by the rebels that attacked our party.
Before the (political) demise of my father he told me that he has a sum of €7,000,000 kept in a security box at Anglo Irish Bank in my name as the next of kin.
However I need to employ the services of a briber (or ‘Dunlop’ as we call them in this country), but do not have sufficient funds.
I am willing to offer you 15 % of the total sum as compensation for your effort after the successful transfer of this fund to your nominated account overseas, before the investments starts.and I have maped 5% for any expenses that might be incured during the course of this transaction.
you can try mailchimp , they can allow you to send few hundred emails for free , BUT please bear in mind that they wont send to addresses starting with : info , sales, admin mail…even if you have a paid plan , or you can try campaing monitor , they will send any email you have , if you have thousands of emails then they will need to know your message, how did you get the emails…but for few hudred there is no problem , both sites have many features ,good templates , reasonable prices ,delivery reports . good luck