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Wednesday, 24 September 2003


RSS and E-mail

Tim Bray wonders what the difference between an RSS feed delivered via HTTP and an e-mail folder (e.g., via IMAP) is; I’ve wondered the same thing myself. As far as I can tell;


Bill Seitz said:

Re your #2 - I think as the number of channels you track goes up, you’ll want to start categorizing them! You may want to do some categorizing at the channel-level (“these guys are my a-list so I’ll browse all of them”) and some will be at the item-level (“from this b-list of channels show me all the items about Zope or Python”)

Thursday, October 2 2003 at 8:44 AM

Ulrich Schwanitz said:

Tight integration of RSS with eMail (without losing anonymity etc.) is accomplished in IzyNews:

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Monday, June 7 2004 at 10:39 AM

Adam Messinger said:

Check out It is a hosted RSS to IMAP gateway. This means you can read, search, and forward feed entries in exactly the same way you handle mail.

Monday, July 24 2006 at 2:56 AM