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RSS feeds on e-mail

by dryobates

I have few RSS feeds that I enjoy reading and some automatically generated that I need to follow. There is a log of software dedicated to read feeds, but if you have an e-mail client which fulfills your needs, then reading feeds as e-mail looks like the most obvious thing.

Some e-mail clients support reading feeds out of box. I use Mutt [1], which is only Mail User Agent. But there is rss2email [2] - a little script that fetches feeds and sends to selected email.

Making to work it together is very simple. How to use rss2email is described on “Getting started” page [3]

The only thing I had to do was to add rss2email to cron along with OfflineIMAP [4] fetching mails:

15,45 * * * * /usr/local/bin/r2e run
30 * * * * /usr/local/bin/offlineimap 2> /dev/null
[1]Mutt - e-mail client:
[2]rss2email - tool for getting RSS feeds on email:
[3]Getting started with rss2email:
[4]OfflineIMAP - IMAP synchronization utility:
Jakub Stolarski. Software engineer. I work professionally as programmer since 2005. Speeding up software development with Test Driven Development, task automation and optimization for performance are things that focus my mind from my early career up to now. If you ask me for my religion: Python, Vim and FreeBSD are my trinity ;) Email: