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[ale] slightly OT: what would you use to manage email forwarding lists for a non-profit?

Church where I play in orchestra & other churches use
something called "Planning Center."  Can't say I'm a fan
though - html-only emails come from it & some 900+ line buncha
html/script for a 2-3 line actual text message/announcement.
Makes me Glad to have html NOT enabled in email.  They also
use Google Groups but I dunno specifics  -k

> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts <ale at ale.org>
> Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:51:58 -0500
> Subject: [ale] slightly OT: what would you use to manage email forwarding
> From: Neal Rhodes via Ale <ale at ale.org>
> Reply-To: Neal Rhodes <neal at mnopltd.com>,
>         Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts <ale at ale.org>
> So our church really needs to build and maintain maybe 20-30 email lists
> for youth group, bluegrass group, bell choir, chancel choir, study group
> 1, 3, 4, 5, mens group, soundTech group, etc.    So anyone can email to
> the group name and not keep up with addresses.   This shouldn't be
> hard.
> Church uses Gmail for Business.    We tried setting up a gmail address,
> and enabling Forwarding, and put in 12 address. BUT Gmail only allows 2
> out of the 12 to be "in use" at any time.    So it looks like that's a
> flop.     And it's kinda a PIA, as every address you put in, Gmail sends
> them an email and they have to opt-in.     With some user populations,
> that ain't never going to happen.
> I've setup forwarding within my company Godaddy account, but that's not
> easy enough to delegate to anyone.
> Ideally, it should:
>         - be useable by multiple people, like a handful
>         - verify addresses are good via STMP but not require an opt-in
>         - forward such that replies also get forwarded.
>         - I don't want to host this somewhere and have to support it
>         forever
> Thoughts?  MailChimp came to mind, but I thus far have no experience
> with it.
> regards,
> Neal