Is it possible for me to get new posts with a particular tag sent directly to my email? December 3, 2010 8:13 PM   Subscribe

Is it possible for me to get new posts with a particular tag sent directly to my email?

I never know where these half-Ask half-Meta questions should go, but I'd like to have a link or notification or something sent directly to my email inbox whenever something is posted to, e.g., http://www.metafilter.com/tags/toronto/rss. I've tried subscribing to the relevant rss, but I don't really use rss feeds and I can never seem to get in the habit doing so. Everything goes through my inbox. Can this happen? Thanks.

If this should go in Ask, sorry bout that.
posted by skwt to MetaFilter-Related at 8:13 PM (11 comments total)

We don't do anything like this, but a quick Google search turned up Feed My Inbox. Looks like you pop the feed URL in one field, your email address in the other and get new items delivered.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:16 PM on December 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


Click on a tag. It says:

211 posts tagged with rss. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 50 of 211. Subscribe:

(if it doesn't show up here [no img tag], click the RSS icon)
posted by Eideteker at 8:17 PM on December 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is a fine place for it. Do you use gmail? If so you can do this with Google Reader which will look a lot like your inbox. If not, there are ways that you can get RSS feeds sent to you via email. The one I know the best is FeedMyInbox which is free for up to five feeds and will in fact email you new posts to that RSS feed.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:18 PM on December 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


So what you're saying is that doesn't work? Oops.
posted by Eideteker at 8:19 PM on December 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Awesome thanks guys!
posted by skwt at 8:22 PM on December 3, 2010


...And so our intrepid adventurer continued on his journey.
posted by not_on_display at 10:36 PM on December 3, 2010


skwt, it's proper procedure to now mark one or more "Best Answers" - in this case, perhaps pb and/or jessamyn's comments, but not Eideteker's... never, for the love and fury of Christ should you mark Eideteker's - and to leave a "resolved" tag.
posted by item at 12:23 AM on December 4, 2010


Pay me no attention. I wasn't drinking tonight but I wish I had been, a far more dangerous spot for me to be in.
posted by item at 12:24 AM on December 4, 2010


You might be able to whip up something in Yahoo Pipes to do this.
posted by COD at 6:23 AM on December 4, 2010


I hadn't seen Yahoo! Pipes! before. Looks really fun. Thanks, COD.
posted by ~ at 7:10 AM on December 4, 2010


item you may not have been drinking but I sure was when I posted and responded to this! In retrospect I'm pretty happy with my impersonation of a sober person and a sober person's concerns.
posted by skwt at 9:03 AM on December 4, 2010


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