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Feature Ideas

We feel that FeedMail has the basics covered and are looking into what we can support next. We don't want to become too bloated but think there is room for a few more features! Here are some ideas that we are considering. If any of these ideas appeal to you please message support and let us know we can then prioritize the popular features.. PGP Encrypted Notifications While FeedMail requires access to the feed contents in order to check for new items, we could keep your email provider out of the loop by encrypting the subject and message body. Please also let us know how you would like to use this feature. Would you use a key per account, email address or subscription? Automatic Subscription Backups While FeedMail performs our own backups some users want control of their own data in case the worst happens. Would you be interested in getting an OPML export of your subscriptions emailed to you monthly, yearly or some other interval? Or would you like to have them backed up anoth

FeedMail Down

FeedMail is offline. This appears to be due to an outage at DigitalOcean, our primary hosting provider. Their status page says nothing is wrong but their control panel won't even load. We are trying to contact support. Updates will be posted here as they become available. All times are in UTC . Update 23:52 FeedMail appears to be back online. Feeds have been polled and updates sent. DigitalOcean is still having problems. We are monitoring the situation. Update 00:06 DigitalOcean has published an incident to track this global outage. FeedMail is not currently seeing any direct impact but DigitalOcean still says that there may be elevated error rates. Update 20:57 DigitalOcean claims that they have resolved this issue and any remaining errors should still be subsiding. FeedMail is still operating normally and it seems that no further disruptions are expected. Summary FeedMail experienced two periods of downtime, from June 13th 2

Owner-Paid Feeds

FeedMail now supports feeds that are paid for by the feed owner. This means that subscribers will not have to pay. For Subscribers As the first owner-paid feed, subscribing to the FeedMail blog is now free for all FeedMail users. If you are subscribed to this blog you should now see an info box at the top of the Subscription Management page indicating that the feed is paid for. Note that this only applies to the main feed. If you are subscribed to a per-category feeds we recommend switching to the main feed and using category filters. For Feed Owners Pricing for feed-owners is the same as regular subscriptions. One credit per notification. They can purchase credits in bulk for the regular bulk discount. Setup is not yet self-service. If you would like to use FeedMail to provide email newsletters and would like to cover the costs for your users please reach out to support with the feed URLs that you would like to cover.

Log Out All Devices

Did you lose your phone? You can now log out all of your active sessions by clicking "Log out all devices" on the User Preferences page. Thanks to Muhammad Zain Khan for investigating FeedMail security and highlighting the importance of this feature. More on FeedMail Sessions While we are talking about sessions here are some technical details on how sessions work on FeedMail. When you log in (or create and account) you are given a session that is valid for 14 days. If you are actively using FeedMail, this sessions is refreshed in the background, keeping expiry 13-14 days in the future. Note that sessions are only refreshed on pages where login is required, like your subscriptions or user preferences . Public pages (like our FAQ ) will not refresh your session. This means that if you occasionally add, remove and configure your subscriptions you will very rarely see a login page on your main devices while still having a fairly short session lifetime.

Guides on How to Subscribe

We have created guides to subscribe to popular websites and services. We provide documentation on how to find the feeds of various services as well as third-party options for services that don't have feeds of their own. See the list at . If you have tips for other sites, or would like us to add more sites feel free to reach out .