I'm a raving fan of RSS. When someone sends me an interesting email newsletter, my first response is "is there an RSS feed?" Why? I don't want newsletters and alerts cluttering up my email box, and I prefer to read all my news sources through one central RSS app (personally, I'm a fan of Google Reader). But what if that shiny new exciting email newsletter doesn't provide an RSS feed? (Dinosaurs!) Enter mailbucket, an email-to-RSS gateway. If you send email to AnyAddressYouMakeUp@mailbucket.org, they'll burn that email stream into a public feed located at www.mailbucket.org/AnyAddressYouMakeUp.xml. How cool! To preserve history, I opted to sprinkled some gmail into the sauce. Here's the three step recipe:
- Create new gmail account, something like MyFeedBucketFeeds@gmail.com Pick something long and arcane to avoid spam.
- Under the gmail 'settings' tab, have all the email into this box forward to MyFeedBucketFeeds@mailbucket.org, while keeping a copy in the gmail box. Gmail's wonderfully large mail box serves as a history for the newsletter.
- Subscribe to www.mailbucket.org/MyFeedBucketFeeds.xml in your favorite web or desktop RSS reader.
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