I’ve left the “site contact username” field blank. While this is under the “Settings -> Required” tab, the descriptive text on the field says:
All automated private messages sent by the forum will be from this user; if left blank the default System account will be used.
I want automated messages to be sent from “the system”, so I want to leave this field blank. But then, the admin dashboard warns me:
Some problems have been found with your installation of Discourse:
The site_contact_username setting is blank. Please update it in the Site Settings. Set it to the username of an admin user who should be the sender of system messages.
I would set the field explicitly to “system”, but that account has no email address, and thus the “site contact username” won’t accept it. I also can’t find any way to give the “system” account the default sending address, just to make the form happy.
Is there an expectation that there should be a separate admin account for sending automated emails? If not, should there be a way to turn off this (potentially false-positive) warning?