I recently went looking for something to do the opposite: pull in RSS feeds
and send their content out again as emails, for those who prefer to get
their current awareness stream in their inbox. The most promising thing I
found was this:
Has anyone tried it, or does anyone have an alternative to suggest? It's in
Python, which is terra incognita to me, so I haven't started to play with
In my search I did run into some projects that claim to do what Eric
suggests, but I didn't note them.
Would there be any advantage to developing a two-way conversion script? The
data models for email and RSS and the mapping between them could be reused,
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Lease Morgan [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2004 11:41 AM
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> Subject: [CODE4LIB] mailinglist2rss.pl
> On 2/9/04 1:35 PM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I have two new ideas (at least new for me), and the first one is
> > called
> > iIndex: Search Your Own Stuff...
> The other idea is something called mailinglist2rss.pl.
> Mailing lists are cool and work quite well. RSS is great way
> to syndicate content. I thought I might be able to combine
> their strengths by writing a procmail recipe that listens to
> a mailing list. When the recipe receives input it first pipes
> the email message to a mailing list archiver (say,
> Hypermail). Next, the recipe updates an RSS file where the
> new message gets pushed onto a stack. This RSS file is then
> syndicated to various RSS readers.
> Such a program, mailinglist2rss.pl, would allow people to
> monitor a mailing list without having to subscribe, nor would
> they have to actively visit the mailing list archives for updates.
> What about this one?
> Eric Morgan
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