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I was wondering how the newsletter feature works with Magento. When a customer makes a purchase and signs up do they automatically get added to the newsletter recipient list? Or does a user have to sign up for the newsletter in the homepage “sign up” box in order to be a part of the newsletter mailing list?
They are required to signup for the newsletter on your homepage (or where ever you place it). With a little coding, you could require them to signup for the newsletter upon ordering or signing up with a membership on your site.