The Problem with RSS
You really love your favorite RSS Reader / Feed Reader / Aggregator / etc., but it’s starting to get hairy; you’ve subscribed to so many of them that simply checking in with your reader seems too daunting a task these days.
Or perhaps you don’t use a feed reader; you prefer to sign up for Email newsletters instead. And you’re coming across cool websites that you’d like> to subscribe to, but only see links for RSS.
Sound familiar? I know it does for me. Personally, I use to use Google Reader as my preferred online RSS Feed Reader, but it was discontinued back on July 1st, 2013, but they also provided a nice list of alternatives.
Aside from that, I also found myself commonly in both scenarios mentioned above.
RSS Readers: The Email Solution
Is there one? Yes indeed.
If you don’t have a feed aggregator but are interested in learning more about them, check out this super-cool & super-detailed Comparison of Feed Aggregators, by Wikipedia.
But if you’d simply like to Subscribe to an RSS Feed via Email, what to do? Some feeds are burned and hosted by Google’s FeedBurner, and sometimes there’s a link therein that allows you to do so. And often, there’s not.
Free RSS to Email Services
We’re talking about us – the end-user here; the ones who like to be notified of new articles or posts, etc. on our favorite websites. Not the email marketer trying to integrate RSS feeds into their newsletters.
And believe it or not, there are a few you can use for free!
- Outlook (Yep, in Microsoft Outlook, you can configure it to pull RSS feeds for you)
Give ’em a shot!