I’m looking at importing some 600 email addresses from a mailing list into Discourse, with the goal of having everyone automatically set to watch an
Announcements category that will essentially serve the purpose of replicating the primary function of the mailing list.
It’s my understanding that as part of the import process, we (I understand there are scripts involved, and I’ll need my developer to do this) can force all the imported people to be Watching the
Announcements category, such that they’ll definitely receive email for every post (unless they stop watching it manually). Is that true?
What’s less clear to me is what the user experience will be for the imported users. They’ll each have an account, but I presume they won’t be able to login until they set a password, and the first time they visit the site, Discourse will ask them to do so. Correct?
And what if they never set a password at all? (Most don’t realize that they have Mailman accounts now; so there was pushback about having to have another account. Sigh.) If someone never visits the site and never logs in, will they still receive email for topics and posts in the
For anyone who has done this, what sort of support issues did you have to deal with after the import?