I currently have the WP plugin Email Subscribers. It is great because it collects emails and sends new posts to those who are on the list. A few issues I am having.
There is an additional "Notify me of new posts by email" at the end of each post. Unfortunately, this goes to my WP "Users" on the WP Panel and have to migrate via excel to the WP Email Subscribers plugin before I post another. Problem: collecting emails from 2 places, would like one, but doesn't have to be either plugin, and could be your recommendation.
I would like both to go to the same email service you recommend, and then be able to notify subscribers that I have a new post when I publish.
I have almost 5000 subscribers
Must be double-opt in
Must have unsubscribe on the newsletter, and be able to automatically take the person off the list
Must notify me of bounces
Must not re-push a live post if I make changes to a live post
Prefer delay a few hour delay of email over live post, but not required, just nice to have
I do not want a customized plugin... I'll be willing to pay for an off the shelf plugin you recommend (prefer single paid plugin vs recurring fee) or a free WP plugin.