Aloha From Hawaii,
I have heard great things about this site and want to begin sending newsletters via email. I am new to this, so thank you for your help...
My question is this: would it behoove me/my company to send the emails via a link to a PDF newsletter placed on our Web site instead of sending it as a viewable HTML file in email?
yep, pretty straightforward. You could either put the full link to the PDF in a plain text email, or code a link in a simple HTML template (or do both if you're sending multipart)