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Where are the RSS feeds?

3248 Views 29 Replies Latest reply: Aug 3, 2012 5:46 PM by givemeabrake RSS
  • Gnarlodious Level 4 Level 4 (3,220 points)
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    Jul 27, 2012 8:31 AM (in response to fletc3her)

    It looks like Apple wants to lose users to Google, because with the loss of RSS their Mail.app is not even worth starting up. I am now using Google webmail and Google Reader to replace Mail.app. One less icon in the Dock.

  • Monty1945 Level 3 Level 3 (690 points)
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    Jul 27, 2012 9:05 AM (in response to Gnarlodious)

    Most people don't even know what an RSS feed is, and could care less, so it's no issue to Apple, and just eliminates one more headache to deal with.

     

    A thrid party app is a good way to go, for now. If enough people moan about  the loss, Apple will likely put it back in at some point, but it's not a deal breaker for 99.9 % of the world. To me Google *****, but some people like them.......

     

    Cheers,

    M.

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  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,890 points)
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    Jul 27, 2012 9:40 AM (in response to Gnarlodious)

    Gnarlodious wrote:

     

    It looks like Apple wants to lose users to Google, because with the loss of RSS their Mail.app is not even worth starting up. I am now using Google webmail and Google Reader to replace Mail.app. One less icon in the Dock.

    You may have a good point there. Apple Mail is really one of the best mail programs in existence and Apple gets nothing but grief from users. E-mail is just a nasty, thankless technology. It may all be a nefariously clever Apple strategy to dump all of that in Google's lap.

  • Lucifer Sunbeam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 27, 2012 10:24 AM (in response to etresoft)

    --------- "E-mail is just a nasty, thankless technology"

     

    I don't think it's thankless. Apple gets their thanks in US dollars. I love Mac Mail, and

    i use it daily. And I pay Apple for it's use. What is a thankless endeavor is when Apple

    decides to discontinue a feature of one of their products without providing any

    warnings or saftey nets to their customers. The issue is that we lost information

    that the mail app was holding for us. It's like issuing a new version of Mail that deleted

    all your old email, without warning. It's assinine, and frustrating, not to mention a breach

    of trust.

     

    The only thanks they'll get for that is the middle finger.

  • Gnarlodious Level 4 Level 4 (3,220 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 7:01 AM (in response to etresoft)

    Hadn't thought of that but yeah, it makes sense. With yesterday's news that Apple wants a piece of Twitter thay may be wanting to replace email with something more modern as part of Messages.

  • malekia Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to Lucifer Sunbeam)

    Same question here! Now that I've found my list of feeds, what do I do with them? I'm not even seeing the actual feed addresses, so I guess I'll still have to track those down?

  • Bern.bb Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to malekia)

    malekia, the previous pages has a description, which I copy/paste below.

     

    You can open info.plist with the TextEditor. In order to give an example, the RSS of DaringFireball looks like this:

    <string>http://daringfireball.net/index.xml</string>

     

    And the address of the its RSS is

    http://daringfireball.net/index.xml

     

    It is manual work, but I also use it to weed out feeds.

     

    I was disturbed by the RSS removal from Apple Mail, but since then I have used Reeder and I am pleasantly surprised that many advantages make it a good move (cf. http://reederapp.com/)

     

     

    Description:

    I found the feeds in the ~/Library/Mail/V2/RSS/ folder. Each of the sub-folders is one feed and the Info.plist file contains the actual feed address.  The Library folder is hidden, but you can find it by opening your home folder and then using the Go > Go To Folder command to go to "Library".

  • Gnarlodious Level 4 Level 4 (3,220 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 4:21 PM (in response to Bern.bb)

    I would just use this Terminal command:

     

    pubsub --client com.apple.mail list | cut -f3

  • Bern.bb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 4:56 AM (in response to Gnarlodious)

    Gnarlodious - that is wicked! Excellent, works great!

  • Lucifer Sunbeam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 11:10 AM (in response to Bern.bb)

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    I would just use this Terminal command:

     

    pubsub --client com.apple.mail list | cut -f3

     

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    No offense to gnarlodious, but can anyone else varify this code? i'm eager to run it but hesitiant for, i think, obvious reasons.

  • Lucifer Sunbeam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to Gnarlodious)

    okay, read Gnarlodious' previous activity. Sorry if I'm slow to trust! I went ahead and used her code. It does work well for creating a list of all the sites you were getting a feed from. I just wish I could add them all to a reader in one go. I have a LOT of rss feeds!

     

    thanks, Gnarlodious!

  • Bern.bb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 11:46 AM (in response to Lucifer Sunbeam)

    Lucifer Sunbeam -

     

    I did use the code myself before replying to Gnarlodious. Yes, I could only partially understand the code, but I just trusted her 2.940 points.

     

    It seems like that many RSS readers go with OPML format, and I think you brush up the list fairly quickly with simple text editor, with the the help of "replace all" and the respective code.

  • necronym Level 4 Level 4 (1,350 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to fletc3her)

    There is a Safari 6 extension called subscribe to feed

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,890 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 7:39 PM (in response to Lucifer Sunbeam)

    Lucifer Sunbeam wrote:

     

    No offense to gnarlodious, but can anyone else varify this code? i'm eager to run it but hesitiant for, i think, obvious reasons.

    That command is very safe. The only problem is that it only returns data from Mail, not Safari. It is supposed report all feeds with "pubsub list feeds", but it doesn't list anything from Safari.

     

    I have written a little utility to extract your old RSS feeds from Safari and Mail. It is a brute-force approach and doesn't seem to be 100% reliable, but it may work for you. Download it from: http://www.etresoft.com/download/DredgeFeeds.zip

     

    Disclaimer: I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my link.

  • givemeabrake Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2012 5:46 PM (in response to etresoft)

    I have solved the problem ( satisfatoryly for me) in 3 steps using "IFTTT"

     

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    1-Restoring old Feeds:

    -Mail (menu) > File > Import Maiboxes...

    -Select Apple Mail > Continue

    -Navigate to ~Library/Mail/V2/RSS the "Choose"

    -Drag subfolders (with RSS name) out

    -Delete emptied folder

     

    2-Making the new RSS Feeds land in the Mail inbox

    -Open an account in IFTTT and create your own recipes using for THIS = Feed and for THEN = Mail.

    -Follow instructions

    -Repeat for each RSS.

     

    3-Having the new feeds join the old ones

    -Create rules to put new Feeds along with the recently imported inbox.

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    There are other services that can be used, but this (IFTTT) was the best (for me)

     

    Others:

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