Multi-generational email lists
Can anyone suggest a mailing list or group hosting solution that is private, self-serve, and extremely simple?
I volunteered to setup a mailing list or group for my neighborhood. I just made a Google group, and checked out the invitation and acceptance process, which requires creating a Google account. I feel that creating another account might be burdensome or too complicated for some of my neighbors -- especially the older ones who stay at home peering out of their windows all day that I specifically want included. Mailman does pretty much what I want, but I don't think it's ready for someone who already has trouble dealing with email at all. Yahoo groups seems to be a default solution, but in all honesty, it is a total mess.
Am I not giving my older neighbors enough credit? How have you made mailing lists for multi-generational groups?