reliable rss-to-email service?
December 10, 2008 2:22 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend a reliable service that forwards RSS updates to email?

I keep track of blogs, magazines and mefi threads by having the RSS updates forwarded to my email. It used to work fine with rssfwd.com, until they changed their site. Now nothing seems to work. I have tried rssfwd.com, FeedBlitz, sendmerss.com and notify.me. (BTW, I use a mail without a spam filter for this, so my mail is not the problem).

Any reliable service out there?
posted by mirileh to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
Try yahoo pipes.

Some examples using RSS to mail.

I use this to email me some pretty infrequently updated feeds and it works for me.
posted by kaydo at 3:04 AM on December 10, 2008


Maybe not exactly what you're looking for, but google reader is a pretty good RSS aggregator...
posted by Grither at 6:09 AM on December 10, 2008


Have you tried rss2email?
posted by chrisamiller at 6:22 AM on December 10, 2008


chrisamiller: I don't know about the original poster, but in my case I *could* set that up but I'd rather have something hosted by someone else.
posted by curious_yellow at 6:50 AM on December 10, 2008


rssfwd.com is what I have used. Sendmerss.com used to be the best thing for this, but NBC Universal bought it and shut it down.
posted by soelo at 8:08 AM on December 10, 2008


Ack, sorry to post the obvious.

What issues are you having with rssfwd.com? I had an issue with them in September, but they have worked fine since then.
posted by soelo at 8:10 AM on December 10, 2008


soelo, The problem with rssfwd is that I'm not getting updates. They used to be great, but then they changed their format (I think they were sold) and I found them not to be reliable.
posted by mirileh at 8:15 AM on December 10, 2008


curious_yellow, I too would like to have someone else host the service.
posted by mirileh at 8:16 AM on December 10, 2008


giving yahoo pipes a try.
posted by mirileh at 12:25 PM on December 10, 2008


I had the same problem with a number of rss to email services (rssfwd included) and never found a solution. From a recent metatalk thread, I found Feed My Inbox which has worked well so far.
posted by msbrauer at 4:44 PM on December 10, 2008


Have you upgraded your profile since September? Rssfwd.com stopped working for me too. I had to log in and have them import my old subscriptions to my new profile. I don't know why they didn't announce the change.

I have found a few others:
http://www.feedmyinbox.com/
http://www.feedmailer.net/
http://www.xfruits.com/
http://www.shootthebreeze.net/blogalert/index.php
http://www.inezha.com

and here is page that lists some more:
http://80.247.230.136/rss2mail.htm
posted by soelo at 6:19 PM on December 10, 2008


yahoo pipes seems to be working so far (cross my fingers and marking kaydo as best in hope this will keep up).
posted by mirileh at 9:27 AM on December 11, 2008


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