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As Web Workers, it may be hard for us to believe but a good portion of the population either has no idea what an RSS feed is or how to access them, or are just more comfortable with their email. Even our own Aliza Sherman recently […]

As Web Workers, it may be hard for us to believe but a good portion of the population either has no idea what an RSS feed is or how to access them, or are just more comfortable with their email. Even our own Aliza Sherman recently shared her RSS fears.

She overcame hers but for those folks who haven’t jumped on the RSS bandwagon, their subscription options can be a bit limited. The problem is that while a lot of sites offer an alternate option to subscribe via email, many do not.

Enter Feed My Inbox – a very cool service that lets you subscribe to any RSS feed and receive it at your preferred email address.

Feed My Inbox really couldn’t be more simple. Enter in the website address of the site you wish to subscribe to, enter in your email address and click submit. You’ll receive an email with a confirmation link you must click and then, well – that’s it.

Feed My Inbox

Feed My Inbox sends out a daily email with all of the posts made since their last mailing. It’s not quite as instantaneous as subscribing via RSS but it’s a good compromise for those who would have no other subscription options.

I mentioned that Feed My Inbox was simple, and for the user it is. Behind the scenes though it is smart enough to deal with any number of feed formats and can even recognize multiple feeds and allow the user to choose which the ones they wish to subscribe to.

I’m not going to ditch my Google Reader any time soon, but I’ve already recommended Feed My Inbox for some clients and family who are running a bit behind the technology curve.

Feed My Inbox is currently free with no apparent restrictions.

  1. Alternatively (for Mac users), you could just use Apple’s Mail application which includes an RSS feed section with the option to show particular feed items in your inbox.

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  2. Thanks for the great review of our application! I too am a google reader user, but still track some super important feeds using FMI.

    We are developing some really great features for the app and always appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Thanks again!

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  3. [...] WebWorkerDaily » Archive Receive RSS Feeds Via Email with Feed My Inbox « (tags: tools rss email) [...]

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  4. This is just so wrong! The whole purpose of rss is to free your email inbox. I can see where it would be useful for some folks who are still afraid of feedreaders, etc.

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    1. The purpose of RSS is to syndicate content. Giving the reader choices on how to read it, whether thru a feed reader or email, is what having choices is all about.

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      1. If you look at what this does i would prefer this to a reader as for a reader you actually have to open it up. For this there are options that you can actually have it all delivered to your inbox once a day. So I could get snippets of all my favorite feeds and such in one email and scan through quickly as opposed to getting distracting tidbits through out the day or having to remember to open up my reader to check for new updates and then forgetting for a week and being overwhelmed. I prefer to live in gmail I guess.

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  5. [...] Never fear. We’d venture almost everyone is comfortable with now ubiquitous email, and feed my inbox is a simple solution for getting blogs delivered to your email inbox, whether you know an RSS feed from a bowl of cereal or not. (We heard about it from Web Worker Daily.) [...]

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  6. [...] your email provider doesn’t handle RSS Feeds (or you don’t know if it does), here’s a short piece about FeedMyInbox.com. [...]

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  7. ps get my inbox

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  8. Hi!

    Is there a way to receive mail feed from rss with authentication using feedmyinbox?
    I’ve tried to add this feed url
    https://manageduptime.net/updates/index.rss?kind=wiki&kind=weblog&kind=podcast&uid=recent

    and it’s giving me error 401.

    Please help.

    Michael

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    1. That URL requires a login, and I really don’t think you’ll find a solution.

      On the main topic, I disagree completely with the “behind the technology curve” thing. I wanted to subscribe to feeds using my email client (Opera at home, Outlook at work), access them on my phone, or anywhere else. I wanted them synchronized, and I don’t like web-apps because they don’t give me pop up notifications on the desktop. So I subscribed to all my feeds, and send them to a special gmail account that filters them into IMAP folders based on feed name. THen I can access it through gmail, or any application or device that supports imap. The feeds stay 100% synchronized, and the notification is instantaneous with the paid for version. I highly recommend this service!

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