I am always looking for new ways to do things. A few weeks back I wanted to subscribe to some newsletters at work. I noticed however that my inbox (which I try to keep empty) was being cluttered with newsletters I had not yet had a chance to read. Newsletters just don’t work in my inbox for me, I’d rather have an rss feed – but these companies don’t offer them – so I started looking for an email to rss feed application. I’m not going to be specific with what I found (you can google if you are interested) but there are some that use IMAP, some that are disposable emails, but nothing that really did it for me. Then I stumbled upon something someone had written and it was just what I needed. It still works great so I thought I’d share. What I did is I created a new blog for that topic or newsletter (some go to the same blog) on blogger. I then use a filter to forward my newsletters to the blogger auto post email which is setup to publish automatically. The emails become blog posts which has an rss feed which I can then subscribe to. I even set the filter to archive the messages and mark them read (and in some cases apply a label) – I still have the email if I want to go back and read it, but now I have it as am rss feed too!
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