Interesting idea. I know you can use bloglines to read your email in your
reader, and I've seen other sites/scripts that allows folks to push mail
into their choice of RSS readers.
I've got scripts on LISHost that do all the required components of such a
nifty little system for reading lists on web pages, seems like that would be
a good fit for LISFeeds. One to read the mail, one to parse it into xml/rss,
and one to parse that xml/rss into html. Not sure I'd want to archive all
I also agree it's more or less being done at all the places Morbus has
listed, but it might be interesting to have one site that centralizes all
that stuff for those interested in browsing multiple lists.
Eric Lease Morgan writes:
> 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
> 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
> University Libraries of Notre Dame
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