There have been a few discussions about getting started in email design & development, most recently here. As more people are exposed to email and realize the value of sending better campaigns, I thought it'd be a good idea to collect everyone's thoughts on the biggest problems facing noobs and the best resources for tackling those problems.

So, what are some of the hardest parts of getting started in email and how'd you overcome them?

Whether it's relearning how to code if you're coming from the web side, understanding permissions, dealing with testing, or figuring out the legal issues, drop them in the comments below.

Oh, and shameless plug: we're tackling a bit of this in an upcoming webinar. Check it out.