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RSS to Email Suggestions

Jun - 5 - 2008
Nicole C. Engard

Hi all! I’m looking for recommendations for the best RSS to Email tools out there. I still get people asking me how to get RSS updates via email so I want to offer them good suggestions and I haven’t played with any of these tools.

Comments are open for suggestions.

9 Responses so far.

  1. Hi Nicole.

    Most obvious is to burn a Feedburner feed and use the emailing function of that.

    RSS2Mail for Opera : http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Browser-Tweak/rss2mail.shtml

    Other people will have their faves that they have used, but *another* option is to look at modding your email reader to receive and display RSS feeds.

    Netscape Thunderbird has an inbuilt RSS reader. Outlook 2007 also allows you to add a “RSS feeds” mailbox for feeds. I have used RSS Popper ( http://rsspopper.blogspot.com/2004/10/home.html ) to add an “RSS” mailbox to earlier versions of Outlook.

  2. Nicole says:

    Kathryn,

    I’m making a suggestion to non techie people who are clicking an RSS link on a web page – so feedburner is a bit overkill for that.

    Thanks for the other suggestions!!

  3. RSS FWD might be an option for some.

    http://www.rssfwd.com/

  4. Greg says:

    Are they just trying to get email updates of your site? If so, then Kathryn’s right and you should just offer the Feedburner Email Subscriptions functionality in your sidebar. It’s just an embeddable chunk of code. Piece of cake to implement and simple as can be for readers. You can see what that looks like on my blog.

    If they’re trying to get email updates of all of their feeds, then David’s suggestion is probably the way to go.

  5. Nicole says:

    Greg, I’m thinking of a tool I’d mention in classes and so it’s for all feeds – not just this site.

    David, thanks!!

  6. Pablo says:

    Hi,

    I’ve tested Feedblitz (http://www.feedblitz.com), Zookoda (http://www.zookoda.com) and Xfruits (http://www.xfruits.com) for a while and I prefer Feedblitz because it can merge several feeds in one e-mail alert and it runs in a daily base.

  7. Danielle says:

    I use OUTLOOK 2007 (business) and AOL (MyAOL) to receive RSS. Both seem to work fine.

  8. Mike McGuire says:

    I use Mozilla Thunderbird for both mail and several RSS feeds. Subscribing is pretty painless. However, I have only used it on Windows….

  9. David Leigh says:

    I think the answer you’re looking for is along the lines of:

    http://www.rssfwd.com (as of sept 2008…experiencing some downtime)
    http://www.feedmailer.net
    http://www.feedmyinbox.com
    http://www.shootthebreeze.net/blogalert/index.php (Blog Alert!)

    You give them your email address and a feed url and they email the feed posts to you.


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