I spent some time reading Forcing email context - input requested today but it doesn’t seem to answer my question.
I just sent out a post today to a category depending on the context being included, but it didn’t work as I expected. I have email context set to 5, and many people watching an announcements category. I wrote the first reply to a topic, and expected the OP to be included in the notification email sent out to those watching the category - but it was not. Meanwhile I can see that other posts in the same category with multiple replies do include some context (just one additional reply - not 5).
So… what’s happening here? Does the OP never get sent out, or is that a bug and it should be? Is there a logic behind only one additional reply being sent out? When do additional replies get included in email notifications?