by Volker Weber

fetchrss polls Weblogs (RSS feeds) and emails the updates, one message per updated entry. The effect is comparable to the Weblog author emailing you personally. It can run in the background on your desktop or server. It can be combined with procmail to filter blog updates into their own folder in an IMAP account, for example.

Interesting concept. This java tool bridges from the pull model of RSS syndication to the push model of newsletters.

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At least, it's a concept which really deserves the description "permission marketing". I still prefer the integration of RSS-feedreaders in mailclients, instantmessengers or browser. I don't see an advantage in pushing RSS feeds.

Markus Thielmann, 2003-10-16

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