Mailing List Atom Feeds

(Originally from a comment that I made to this Makezine post)

If you’re looking to read your mailing lists in your newsreader, I’d recommend looking no further then Gmail. Gmail has a hidden feature: Atom feeds for Labels! The technique is simple:

  1. Setup a filter to catch all email from a specific mailing list.
  2. Apply a label to all of that mail (e.g. ‘list’).
  3. Access the Atom feed via this URL: https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom/list/ (changing ‘list’ to be the name of the label.

It really is that simple – and there’s no need to create extra Gmail accounts, setup fake Blogger accounts, or anything silly like that.

Posted: August 6th, 2005


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