WP Mail plugin utilising Announcement lists

Hi - I’m starting up a new website where I want to start creating a mailing list from scratch. Been looking at Mail Poet and utilising their DOI and unsubscribe features to comply with antispam but was wondering if there was a way to connect that plugin or a similar one to the annoucnement list feature. I’d rather use something easier to configure the emails and forms etc than the announcement list panel but want to make sure I stay compliant.

I also don’t want to get pinged due for the mail quota limits using SMTP.

I found a couple of really old plugins but doubt they work any more.

And I don’t want to pay for mailchimp et al - at least not until it gets big enough.