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Dark Mode

FeedMail now has a dark theme. The dark theme will automatically be used if your browser indicates that you prefer dark themes. If you aren't seeing the dark theme please look up how to enable dark themes in your browser.

Title Overrides

You can now override the titles of your subscriptions. Simply go to the subscription detail page and enter a new title in the "Override feed title" field. By default the title comes from the feeds themselves. However if the feed title isn't useful, or is just too similar to some of your other subscriptions, you can simply provide a new name. If you want to go back to the title from the feed itself simply clear the override. You will see the new title everywhere the old title was previously displayed; including the from address of notifications, your subscription list and the subscription detail page. The email address that notifications come from will not be affected.

Restore Deleted Subscriptions

To err is human, so we have added the ability to re-subscribe. Whether you clicked "Unsubscribe" by accident or simply changed your mind, our unsubscribe page now has an undo button. If you change your mind later you can simply go back to the subscription page and click "Re-Subscribe" at the top of the page. You can find this URL at the bottom of every email notification or in your browser history. FeedMail will remember subscriptions for up to 30 days after you unsubscribe. Past that they will be scrubbed from our database.

Disabling HTTP WebSub for HTTPS Feeds

FeedMail supports WebSub for real-time feed updates . WebSub is a great technology that allows faster and more efficient content distribution. However WebSub hubs have the ability to inject arbitrary content into feeds. This is normally not an issue because feed owners will use hubs that they trust. The decentralized nature of WebSub even allows feed owners to run their own hub and trust no one. However if a WebSub hub is hosted over unencrypted http:// anyone who can see traffic between the subscriber (in this case FeedMail) and the hub can inject arbitrary content into the feed. We consider this too risky for too little benefit and will be removing support for this configuration. When a user sees an https:// feed they expect that it is private and secure. In order to maintain this expectation FeedMail already takes a number of precautions. https:// to http:// redirects for feeds are not followed. Feed URLs are never updated to http:// URLs. (Generally, FeedMail follows feed URL

FeedBurner BrowserFriendly Email Subscription Widget

Google has disabled FeedBurner's email notification feature and with it Blogger’s FollowByEmail widget is going away . We have already shown how to replace a FeedBuner subscription widget on your website with FeedMail . However FeedBurner also supported a subscription widget in their BrowserFriendly feed preview. In a few easy steps you can configure a replacement button using the FeedMail FeedBurner FlareUnit . Sign into FeedBurner Select the feed you wish to add an email subscription button to. Select "Optimize" from the navigation menu. Select the "BrowserFriendly" service. Click "More subscription options" Paste https://feedmail.org/a/feedburnerflareunit.xml into the URL field. Click "Add" Check the new "Email" button that appears. You may need to re-expand "More subscription options". Click "Save" at the bottom of the page. Now if you view your feed you should seen an email subscription button!    If you h