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RSS Feeds for GMail ! August 4, 2008

Posted by razasayed in Hacks.

I recently discovered another thing which separates GMail from the rest of the webmail service providers out there . It provides an rss feed for your mails , which you can access using any rss aggregator/feed reader ! . All you need to do is visit https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom , and enter your credentials to subscribe.

However, a point to be noted is that not all aggregators support GMail . For an aggregator to access GMail rss, it must support Atom 0.3 and SSL/HTTPS . Google provides a list of aggregators supporting GMail on Windows , Mac and Linux platform.As for rss aggregators available as firefox extensions ive seen that “Brief” does not support GMail but “Sage” does .

The GMail help center article for this feature is located here . However,  make sure that you double check the privacy settings for your aggregator before using GMail with it, as you might accidentally end up making your contents public !.

If you want to be really safe , but at the same time also get alerts for your mail in gmail , including the ones you have labelled , check out “GMail Manager” , a super cool extension for firefox which allows you to display your account details including unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail snippets 🙂 .



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