Create New Topic via Anon Email Bug


(Jake Jackson) #1

Hi,

I’ve configured one of my categories to allow new topics to be created from an anonymous user with no account - this category setting:

Accept emails from anonymous users with no accounts

This is working correctly and the new topic is being created. However I noticed when a reply is made the original ‘email’ address used to create the topic isn’t receiving a notification email. I would have thought this anon poster would have got a notification. Could you clarify the behaviour?


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Why would an anonymous email address get notified about the topic? Only registered users get that behavior.


(Jake Jackson) #3

Hi,

The anon user created the topic via email. It makes sense that they would receive follow up notifications to their email address regarding their topic - otherwise I can’t see how anon topic creation via email is a useful feature.

Reading around the forums I assumed this is one of those features to help integrate the less-forum-savvy users into the discussion - which I thought was a very slick idea. But if there’s no way for those anon users to get follow up notifications about a discussion they started via email I’m better off ditching the feature entirely, as I’ll never hear from the anon-topic-creator once we reply to the post.


(Sam Saffron) #4

Is this still a bug? I am closing this, flag to reopen if you can repro.

When the account is created it is a proper user account and topic they create is watched by them, so notifications will go to the new account.


(Sam Saffron) #5