RSS2EmailFilter: Help me get individual RSS posts into my Gmail inbox.
So, for the last 24 hours I have been trying to get RSS feeds individually mailed to my Gmail account. There are a good amount of options for doing this, but none are working the way I want them to
What I want in an RSS 2 Email solution:
Each post will be sent as an individual email.
Each post will have the posting title in the subject line.
Feeds can be checked every 10 – 20 minutes.
The solutions I have checked into and the reason they are not for me:
- This is almost
an acceptable solution. This program runs in the background on the PC and allows you to pull the RSS feeds into any POP3 mail client. So I threw this on my PC and started setting up feeds in Outlook Express. Then, with mail rules, I was able to forward individual emails to my gmail account. Wonderful! It works! No, no it doesn’t. The contents of the post are thrown in an HTML file and sent as an attachment. In Outlook Express they are shown inline, which is great, but in Gmail I have to click View or Download. This is not going to work for me. The posting needs to be inline and NOT an attachment. ( Any way to modify this program to put the posting inline or possibly force Gmail to show inline?)
- This looks like it may
work, but knowing nothing about python, I am not able to get this running. Even if I was to get it to work, it doesn’t look like I can change the port or SSL settings. This may be a deal breaker.
RssFwd & R-Mail – While these are probably the easiest solution, feeds are only parsed every couple hours. This leaves me with 100 – 200 new emails in my mailbox every couple hours. The other problems with these sites is that they are not really reliable. Today, I went 8 hours without receiving any feeds and then I received a good 250 feeds at once. If I can get feeds every 10 – 20 minutes it gives me a better idea of the order of the postings. It also allows me the ability to get to new postings when they arrive, rather than 2 hours after they were posted.
So, what are my options? Is there a client out there (like FeedDemon) that will allow me to throw in an SMTP server and forward the feeds? Is there a script out there that I could get to work, maybe host on my Dreamhost account? Help!!!