In the Salesforce UI, when a user updates a lead owner, there is an option to send a notification email. I looked through a couple of old threads and a rep said it was a SF UI only option and it was not possible.
The thread was also 3 years old but then I noticed there’s a “SendUserNotificationEmails” field on the lead model. I tried dragging it into the UI and changing the value to TRUE and then saving the lead record but an email alert never appeared. I was wondering if there was a way to use this field without having to use a workflow with an email alert/field update. Using a workflow isn’t an issue but it would be nice to be able to utilize what’s already available.