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Showing posts from February, 2022

Full Text Feed Fetching

FeedMail now supports fetching the full article contents for feeds that only provide summaries. This feature is currently in an experimental preview and is subject to change at any time. We appreciate your testing and feedback. Just check the "Fetch full-text content" option on the subscriptions settings page and we will attempt to extract the full content from the source page. Note that this is a best-effort attempt and if this extraction fails the feed content will used. We know that everyone likes to manage their feeds in different ways so we hope that this can improve the experience for those of us who prefer to have the full content right inline.

Providing Email Subscriptions to your Readers with FeedMail

If you offer a blog with an RSS feed you can reach more users by offering email subscription as well. FeedMail provides an easy-to-integrate newsletter that has no cost to you. Just select one of the implementation strategies below. Implementation Options Link The easiest option is to provide a link to the subscribe page. First got to the FeedMail New Subscription page. Enter your website's URL and click "Go".  Then copy the URL from your browser's address bar. This the the URL to subscribe to your website! It should look something like https%3A%2F%2Fyour-site.example . You can then link to that URL from your site. For example if you are using raw HTML in your design it would look something like: <a href=" https%3A%2F%2Fyour-site.example ">Click here to subscribe by email.</a>  Subscribe Button To use a button simply add the following code to your website. &l

Feed Export

We are pleased to announce support for exporting your feeds. This is a feature that we hope no one is waiting to use but is important for being a good steward of your data. Simply go to (or click the link from your subscription list) to download your subscriptions in one of two currently supported formats. OPML is an industry-standard format for migrating feeds between readers including podcast clients. (Did you know that you can use FeedMail to get notified of new podcast episodes?) When exporting to OPML a different category is created for each of your emails and rich metadata such as feed titles are included for ease of use. The text file export is the simplest possible format. The downloaded file will simply be a list of feed URLs, one-per line. This format is also widely supported and it's simplicity makes it easy to use in ad hoc automation. We hope this is helpful to you whether you want to make an extra backup of your subscription

FeedMail vs First-Party Newsletters

Some website both have a feed and offer email subscriptions themselves. This allows you to choose between the first-party newsletter and FeedMail. There are pros and cons to both options so we have assembled a list to help you make your decision. FeedMail Advantages Keep Your Email Private When you subscribe via FeedMail the website doesn't learn anything about you. This provides good privacy protection and you can rely on the FeedMail features you trust. No unsolicited communication. Their only way to reach you is via the feed that you subscribed to. Easy unsubscribe. Don't worry about confusing dark-patterns and dozens of "categories" that need to be unsubscribed from individually. There is also no concern that they quietly add you back to their lists in the future. No data selling. FeedMail's privacy policy disallows using your data for anything but running and improving FeedMail. This means that your data stays private. No Tracking While feeds can contain tra

Launching Category Filtering

You may have noticed some hashtags at the top of feed emails recently. These are the categories that the post is in and FeedMail can now filter by category (for feeds that have them). Simply go to the subscription page for the feed and select either the categories that you would like to receive or a list of categories that you would like to ignore. On the subscription page there will be a list of categories used by recent posts. At this time there is no way to filter on categories that haven't been used recently. As an example if you are subscribed to this blog you can select the " features " category to receive only posts about new features (like this one) or you can exclude the " tips " category if you don't want to receive usage tips. However each feed will have their own set of categories and conventions.