Many departments have asked if there is a way to maintain a department newsletters without resorting to paid outside services. The answer is a resounding YES.
Brenau licenses a tool called Yet Another Mail Merge, or YAMM, which allows you maintain a list of email addresses, names, etc., and then send those users customized emails, including tracking so you can see who is opening the emails. If you’d like to learn more about this tool and how it is used, please click this link, which will take you to a collection of videos on how to use the service.
Please try it before looking at outside resources that strain university budgets.