I am a novice at these types of "plug-ins" and am asking for guidance on where to find the information I am looking for. I am sure it is here somewhere, but to save me some time of searching every thread and article, perhaps you can help point me in the right direction. I am trying to create a site that will have membership subscriptions, as well as emailing news letters / quarterlies every 3 months. On the site will be a members only section. What I need is for the member, once they have completed the membership form and paid the annual subscription dues to automatically gain access to the members only section, and send their information to our gmail newsletter list so that they will automatically receive the newsletter emails. I do not wish to use any other wordpress mail plugin if it is not necessary. Can you please post links to the information I will need to go through &/or fill in any holes that might be looming out there.