How to get RSS feeds in your inbox

As RSS ("Really Simple Syndication") is growing more and more popular, there are already several services that have developed ways to allow you to receive RSS feed updates through e-mail right in your inbox.

For instance, SendMeRSS.com lets you sign up so you get updates as e-mails instantly. All you have to do is give them the RSS feed URL and your e-mail address. That way you can even check RSS feeds on your phone if you have online service for it as well! Google's FeedBlitz and FeedBurner are similar, but they offer the feed e-mails as a digest, or a collection of updates.

Do you have the free e-mail system from Mozilla called Thunderbird? If you do, it will let you view RSS content like how you read email: the RSS feeds you subscribe to will be listed in where your folders are, while the entry titles will be in the message pane, and the content in the preview area. Try this to get started:

  • In the folders pane, right-click the account name, then choose "Manage Subscriptions." You can also go to "Tools," then "Account Settings," then click on the account name and choose "Manage Subscriptions."
  • Find "RSS Subscriptions," then click the "Add" button to add a new RSS feed. Enter the URL in the appropriate box, then click "OK." The feed will be verified and will appear in the "RSS Subscriptions" spot as well as the folders pane.

You can also add more feeds by creating different accounts and setting up different feeds for each, to stay more organized; for instance, one for News, one for Health, and so on.

RSS in Plain English

More by this Author

  • The benefits of finding online penpals
    14

    Did you ever have a penpal? I made penpals in many ways, including through school. I still keep in contact with two of mine; it was a great experience that I would never give up. Now that I'm older, I can see that...

  • Make Your Own Virtual Pet
    185

    You've likely heard about virtual pets to an extent, but why should you adopt one? What can you do with your pet once you create it? Where's the best place to adopt from? This HubPage will provide you with everything...

  • How to choose the right tattoo
    27

    Choosing a tattoo can be stressful because it's so long-term; a tattoo is so permanent. Making the wrong decision can be painful, costly and inconvenient. There are so many factors to consider before making the final...


Comments 3 comments

belief713 profile image

belief713 8 years ago from NJ

Thanks. I use the Flock browser by Firefox http://www.flock.com/ and it shows me my RSS subscriptions there, but I'd like them to come to my inbox. Looks like this will work. I'll give it a try....


Aguitta 6 years ago

Sorry... that ONLY website that sends decent rss to inboxes is no longer available. To expensive it apears. SendMeRSS.com - oh well, any ideas, im looking something like that. A script, paid system, Vatever.

Thanks!,

JF.


maria Shande profile image

maria Shande 3 years ago

Very nice article and video is really cool.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working