I saw that this is in issue tracker, posted by a user on the other end of it, but I want to make sure people are fully aware that followers are getting e-mail notifications on restricted projects. tl;dr: My followers are getting e-mail notifications when I update the devlog on my restricted project page.
As an animation and game development instructor, I use itch as a place for students to turn in work. So I tend to have a few restricted projects going, and I usually use a dev log as a place to post assignments, for people to turn in work in the comments. The issue i'm having is that followers of mine are getting updates every time I post a new devlog, and then being led to my password protected class page. If this were a private collab that I were keeping a devlog on, this would be a huge issue for me. As is, it's just very annoying to followers.