Is it possible for anonymous users to receive e-mail notifications when someone replies to them, or for their deanonymized Discourse accounts to receive notifications when someone replies to their ‘anonymous’ alias?
For more background, my use case is using Discourse to run a forum for a large undergraduate subject, as a replacement for Piazza, and so our main use case is students asking questions about assignments or other course materials. Often, students want to post questions publicly but do not want their names associated with the post (presumably for fear of being judged if their question is perceived as “dumb”), so many of the public topics in our forum are coming from anonymous users. It would be great if there were a way for them to receive notifications about responses to those posts (even when offline or when they switch back out of anonymous mode).
I’m sorry if this is something that already exists or should be obvious, but I did some poking around and wasn’t able to find an answer (though I’ve seen several threads related to allowing anonymous users to email in to create topics/replies).