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Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 16:40:12 +0100
From: "David Watson" <address deleted>
Subject: rss2email
I had the same problem until I started using rss2email, so now I can
read my feeds from any computer using imap.

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Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 17:19:03 +0200
From: "Peter Mann" <address deleted>
Subject: rss2email

i'm using rss2email together with IMAP account (offlineimap + mutt)


Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 17:12:40 +0200
From: "Nicolas Évrard" <address deleted>
Subject: rss2email

I had the same kind of problem (added to the fact that I find 
newsreader so slow). So instead of using the google news reader I 
decided to use rss2email to receive each blog post as an email in an 
imap folder sync with mbsync. It works for me.

Nicolas Évrard     |   Web: http://www.openhex.com
Liège - Belgique

From: "Laurence Hurst" <address deleted>
Subject: rss2email
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 16:10:21 +0100
I, personally, use rss2email to read rss feeds via my existing email  
infrastructure. I can read the rss anywhere I can get at my email from  
(which is anywhere with a web-browser, thanks to webmail) and as my  
email is accessed via imap the 'read' status is also maintained  
centrally on my mail server.
Laurence Hurst

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Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:25:59 +0100
From: "Anton Piatek" <address deleted>
Subject: I gave up
I gave up on local clients and moved to online RSS readers like google 
reader or bloglines...


Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 08:34:09 -0500
From: "Matthew S. Smith" <address deleted>
Subject: May be what you are looking for...
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 07:55:29 -0600
From: "Chris Burkhardt" <address deleted>
Subject: NewsGator service
All of the NewsGator RSS readers can sync automatically to the NewsGator


I don't think any Linux clients support it currently, but there is an
open API, so they could:


- Chris

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 11:05:31 -0300
From: "Javier Di Mauro" <address deleted>
Subject: Why not Google Reader?
I read feeds on both home and work, and this is my preferred method to do it. I think it's the simpler way to centralize what you've read and what not.
I choose Google Reader, but maybe are others like this out there. The bad news is that google knows even more about myself, but i believe i can afford it.
Subject: Google?
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 15:32:20 +0100
From: "Rupert Swarbrick" <address deleted>
... as the subject line: I'm a Uni student, so use desktop PCs at Uni
and have a laptop which I sometimes carry with me and always use at
home. The only solutions I've managed to find are Google Reader and
Bloglines. And Google's one was nicer 12 months ago.


Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 16:59:13 +0200
From: "martin f krafft" <address deleted>
Subject: distributed news reader
rss2email and offlineimap.

And you are lucky I replied because when I read "Can I haz...",
I cringed. :)

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Subject: NNTP and RSS on multiple computers is just a special case
From: "Ken Bloom" <address deleted>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 11:05:14 -0500
While it is definitely true that one wastes time on multiple computers,
and NNTP and RSS suffer the same problem, so do most other programs.
There has been a push lately for bookmark sharing (usually through
something like del.icio.us), email sharing (IMAP), calendar sharing, and
contact sharing (several protocols for this, but none is exactly
"standard"), there's no general solution for "sharing all the data I
might need".

Personally, I find that by keeping my $HOME in subversion, I can
synchronize my .newsrc, just by checking the .newsrc into my repository
just like everything else. An RSS reader's list of read messages would
just be another config file to check in to my repository.

Now, when one checks a config file into a version control system, there
is a small matter of reconciling conflicts, where we could stand to do a
lot better. However, having solved the general problem, the specific
problem of avoiding conflicts with a specific application can always be
solved by adjusting your working habits to commit and update when moving
computers, if no more automatic and permissive solution can be found.


Ken (Chanoch) Bloom. PhD candidate. Linguistic Cognition Laboratory.
Department of Computer Science. Illinois Institute of Technology.
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From: "Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer" <address deleted>
Subject: Yes, but...
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 13:20:11 -0300
That's why I use Google reader. OK, It's not _the_ reader, and someone may say 
(most surely correctly) that that gives Google more data, but for now it's a 
tradeoff :-( 

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 18:26:43 +0200
From: "Michael Banck" <address deleted>
Subject: .
Google Reader.

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 09:45:14 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Wagner Bruna" <address deleted>
I use Thunderbird, rss2email and an IMAP account.


Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 18:56:14 +0200
From: "Christoph Langner" <address deleted>
Subject: Distributed RSS
Hello David!

You've got a couple of choices


  * Google Reader: http://www.google.com/reader
  * http://www.bloglines.com/


 * Tiny Tiny RSS: http://tt-rss.org/trac/
 * Gregarius: http://gregarius.net/

Gragarius is afaik pretty dead, tt-rss is really nice, but i do prefer
Google Reader. I save a LOT of time using it :)


Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 22:33:05 +0300
From: "Marius Gedminas" <address deleted>
Subject: Distributed news reader
This is why I finally bit the bullet and started using Google Reader.

Offline operation is a bit painful, though.

Marius Gedminas
Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature.
                -- Rich Kulawiec
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Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 16:14:27 -0400
From: "Greg Grossmeier" <address deleted>
Subject: Tiny Tiny RSS
I use Tiny Tiny RSS, which is a self hosted web-based RSS reader like 
Google Reader.

See my blog post at: http://blog.grossmeier.net/2008/09/02/tiny-tiny-rss/



Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2008 22:43:39 +0200
From: "Trygve Vea" <address deleted>
Subject: Google Reader
Google Reader is a service who covers what you say you're looking for.

Trygve Vea

Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 05:24:18 -0400
From: "Chris Lee" <address deleted>
Subject: Portable RSS reader
https://www.google.com/reader/ does that trick for me wherever I am - even has a Blackberry client. Yahoo has something similar too. 

Tiny Tiny RSS certainly looks interesting though

Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 21:50:33 -0500
From: "drag sidious" <address deleted>
Subject: Hell noes.
If you were the only person worrying about dealing with only one machine
then ask yourself:
What then is the point behind IMAP or Webmail?!

My solution to this problem was to use Unison (like rsync, but designed
to sync both ways). Not ideal, but it worked as long as I remembered to
run it when I logged out and/or when I logged in.