A: There's a good reason why you would use a bulk email provider service like Mailchimp, Constant Contact, or Vertical Response to send a bulk email like a newsletter. If you're using a free online email provider, and send to a large list, most recipients' email programs will mark your message as spam.
Those online email providers are free for a reason - to be your personal email provider, not to send out bulk campaigns or send the same email to a big list. You'll also run into issues with the number of emails you can send a day, and eventually the number of contacts you can have.
Bulk email providers do a lot of work to make sure your email is properly formatted, your list is valid, and that your email has the highest likelihood of being delivered to your recipient's inbox. Plus, they provide reporting on who opened your email, how many people clicked on links, and provide something that's also required by law- the ability for your recipients to unsubscribe if they choose.
If you manage your contacts in a CRM, it's easy to export your list monthly and import to a bulk email provider of your choice. And, Service For Life! integrates with a few clicks to the 3 mentioned above. (Mailchimp is our recommended choice - it's free for lists under 2,000 contacts).