I'm in the process of building my Web site, and I'd like to create a sign-up page ... what I'd like the sign-up page to do is to be a place where people can sign-up to receive newsletters and announcements from me (so, giving name and email address) ... and, then they could download a free PDF ... so, it is likely I'll need an autoresponder that can send out the PDF and the mailings ... or is it possible to create a protected page on my site for people to access and then pick up the PDF?
So ... any thoughts? Any recommendations of a mailing list/autoresponder that is inexpensive (or better yet, free!)? And, what to do with the download?
I'm not sure what to do to set this up. I'm fairly new to this process, so I'd really appreciate guidance on the next steps — as specific as you can be, like I said, I'm learning (slowly :-)) ... my WordPress for Dummies book didn't help much with this question ...
Thanks so much!