Thanks for your reply. What I am hoping to accomplish is to send out our newsletter using the forum instead of just emailing out a PDF so that people will be encouraged to visit the forum and discuss the newsletter there instead of having a huge nightmare of an email thread. These are older, less savvy users so I want it to be easy
So, I'd love to send out an email to ALL users with a notice that the new newsletter has been posted on the forum, with a link to the new topic/thread. And the initial post of the thread would be the newsletter itself. It will be pretty simple, a few short articles and maybe a photo or two. But I'd like it to look nice, with maybe a couple of columns and a classic newsletter appearance.
So, an example of the general style (and even these are more complex than it needs to be) would be something like these two:
http://themeforest.net/item/daily-newsl ... iew/515255
I am also seeing some mods that seem to be able to do these things so I'm looking into that.
thank you very much, Dave