Reported same here a while ago, thought it only happenned on pushbullet:
Notification Only? WHY?
I just setup EMAIL and did some testing and found as ADMIN I can't set all NEW user account settings to "Notification & Email" ? They're set to "Notification Only" by default.
So if they (USER) get a REPLY they'll never know about it unless they inexplicably log back in.
That is hugely disappointing! That stifles user engagement which is very bad for new forums.
I'm posting this under Technical Support to ask if this is correct? Or am I missing something? Can I manually dig into the code and change this? Anybody?