Here are some instructions on how to use discourse via email.
For each category you can adjust how often emails are sent by clicking on the icon at the top-right of categories.
This is similar to the daily summaries from the mailing-list. You can configure how often you get such summaries (if at all) in your user preferences.
- Click on your avatar, then “ Preferences”, then “ Emails”.
- Activity Summary allows you to chose the frequency
If you wish to have the firehose of emails for anything posted on the discourse, you can activate the “Mailing list Mode” on the same page as above
You can reply by email to topics and private messages. Make sure you reply to the “Reply-To” address though.