Am I overlooking something?
Is there a way to send out newsletters from backdrop - and of course a form for interested folks to sign up?
We send out monthly newsletters (simplenews module) from our D7 site, so this is needed if (when) converting our site to backdrop.
AltaGrade team is working on getting Simplenews work on Backdrop. Hopefully we will roll out the official release in a matter of couple more days. I will follow up here when it's ready.