About automated email sequences. Question to the Ghost developers about future members functionality?

Today there was an announcement about an improved Zapier integration, that’s a terrific thing. One of the things mentioned was “use email automation tools to send (…) automated sequences”.

Question: should I bother about setting up a sign-up welcoming email sequence through some third-party email service, or is this something that’s on the Ghost roadmap and might show up as a native functionality in the future?

If you need a sign-up welcome email sequence then I’d say set it up using an integration or third party service rather than waiting for un-announced/speculative features. There is no public roadmap or timeline because that is subject to constant and frequent changes, build what you need now and worry about whether to change if/when other functionality becomes available in the future.