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.......
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.
--------- "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
The only thanks they'll get for that is the middle finger.
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:
And the address of the its RSS is
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/)
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".
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.
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.
I have solved the problem ( satisfatoryly for me) in 3 steps using "IFTTT"
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.
-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.
There are other services that can be used, but this (IFTTT) was the best (for me)