Emails to RSS FAQ

Questions:

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Question: How does the service work?

Answer:

The way it works is very simple - service provides a generated email address(es) for you. All incomming emails received by the particular address goes to correspond RSS feed.
Usage is pretty straightforward - you setup forwarding rules on your email service that catch emails based on some criteria forward them to the email address given by the service and delete/archive the email. And then you subscribe to the given RSS feed address with your favorite RSS Reader.

Question: How long does it take to an email to appear in RSS feed?

Answer:

Usually it takes just few seconds to email to appear in the RSS feed, it could be up to 10 seconds if email's textual content is really huge.
The other question is how quickly it will appear in your RSS reader and the answer actually depends on type of the RSS reader:

Question: How secure is it to forward my emails to this service?

Answer:

Service generates RSS feed address to make it impossible to match it (accidentally or not). Service does not allow search engines to index content of RSS feed or the content of emails themselves.
So it's pretty secure until you shared your RSS feed address. Anyway we do not recommend you to use the service for really confidentials correpondence which contain passwords, credit cards and etc. Currently service does not support any kind of authentication to protect RSS feeds because such authentication is not supported by any of online RSS readers, but if you really need such feature please let me know

Question: Which emails services are supported?

Answer:

The service support any kind of email services that support forwarding emails by rules (nowadays all of popular ones do have such support)

Question: Which RSS readers are supported?

Answer:

Any type of RSS 2.0 reader is supported.

Question: Are there any limitations?

Answer:

There is only limitation at this point: Textual representation of one particual email (email without attachments and pictures) must be not bigger than 750 KB.

Question: How to log in with Google Apps account?

Answer:

You can loggin with your Google Apps account in the same way as with ordinal Google account. But your Google Apps domain administrator must allow such login at domain level.
If you are an administrator to allow login to Emails to RSS for your domain users go to Google Apps admin site and do following steps:

Question: Does it support email attachments?

Answer:

The service is able to process emails with attachments but it extracts only textual content for RSS feed record. Emails to RSS service does not save any attachments

Question: How can I get back emails I lost?

Answer:

The service keeps your emails except attachments for some period of time (one mounth is guaranteed) so if you lost your original email and need to recover it - contact me via the feedback form. I'll recover the email for you.
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