Bob here.  As many of you know, I use Constant Contact ( for my monthly email newsletter  (not getting it, and feel that empty feeling inside?  email me at and we’ll fix that!).  It’s a nice product.

And of course, Microsoft needs to offer their own version (which I’m fine with).  Unlike CC, Microsoft’s version integrates directly with Outlook (duh), which makes it a little bit easier to manage your contacts.

Well, they’re in beta right now, which means you can sign up and use it for free (sorta…it’s free up to 200 emails, after which it’s $.05 per email, so keep track!).  Go to for more information.