Aggregate to email ?

Posted on Dec 31, 2002

NetNewsWire Lite on MacOS X is cute, but finding a similarly useful equivalent under Linux seems to be a challenge. As a result I dug out Aaron Swartz' rss2email script and persuaded it to dump a load of feeds into folders on my IMAP server.

The lack of support for inline images could be annoying, but mostly it works a treat.

I tried pushing RSS into a news server before (mostly because I could rely on the news server to ensure that the articles were unique), but the requirement for client state in news readers was annoying (more about that later I think).