I am evaluating whether to use bbpress for a website and am unfamiliar with it. Can anyone tell me whether it’s possible to set it up so that users can subscribe to receive forum posts via e-mail and whether they can respond to the posts via e-mail?
and whether they can respond to the posts via e-mail?
bbPress cannot do this by default, you may need a plugin for this. I think their is one in the WordPress repository called bbPress bbPress post by email. It needs to be hooked up with an SMTP service though.