Re: email notification to admin of every new post
Yes, I think it’s called “Burn a feed” at Feedburner.com. You can do that, then either log in or create an account. Once that is done, you will have a URL to insert into your bbPress header ( I think ) to redirect your feed to the FeedBurner feed.
Then, anyone who subscribes to that feed will be notified of new posts (if you burned the feed for Recent Posts, not Recent Topics.)
I’m not sure why it needs to go through FeedBurner though. If you have an RSS feed already in your bbPress forum for New Posts, why not just subscribe to that to be notified of new posts? I must be missing something…
P.S. There is nothing built into bbPress like this, for FeedBurner. So, you didn’t overlook it: it’s not there. Do the work at feedburner.com then change the URL for the feed in bbPress.