RSS by email
Today I learned about RSS by email, a service that let’s you subscribe to RSS feeds by email.
I have already considered several times, if I should create a way that people can follow my blog also via email. But I have encountered several problems:
- My email provider has (legitimately) a limit on emails that can be sent per minute / hour / day, I should probably not exhaust that, I need email also for other things as well.
- Services that offer such features (like Mailchimp) are not privacy friendly and also quite expensive.
- There are services for sending transactional mails cheaply, but blog updates are not in this category.
The only solution, if I don’t want to set up my own mail server again and then deal with the usual spam problems, is to give people who want to follow my blog by email a service themselves. RSS by email is such a service.
Unfortunately, I can’t find out much more about this service except that Julian Cook launched it during the lockdown. So use it at your own risk.
Update: Another service for RSS to email is Feedrabbit. (Thanks John!)
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