Dreamhost wants to see the IP logs and date/time for confirmed subscribers. I subscribed some people manually. Is there a way now to subscribe them 'properly', with an email that requires them to confirm? If I do that, will I have access to the logs Dreamhost wants to see? They're moving to requiring SMTP mail and to increase my hourly rate (from 100, which doesn't send all my notifications, so a bunch of subscribers don't get notices), they need to be assured I'm not sending spam. I know/understand almost nothing about this - their best advice is that I switch to their Announcement List feature, through the web panel. That seems cumbersome and to require knowledge I don't have.
I'd be happy to upgrade to the paid version if it made any of this easier. Advice? Help?