FeedMyInbox is a web based tool that allows you to read your RSS feeds through email. An RSS feed is an subscription to your favorite website or blog. Instead of going to the website manually, an RSS feed brings any updates to you. Most people read their RSS feeds through an aggregator, or reader, like Bloglines or Google Reader. Although this is much more convenient that physically going to each site you’d like to read, you still have the extra step of going to the RSS reader.To find out more about RSS Feeds, read, “What is an RSS Feed?”
FeedMyInbox seeks to take out that extra step. Instead of going to your reader, your feeds come directly to your email inbox. A very convenient alternative that takes out the middle man, or so it seems.
You may be thinking that FeedMyInbox will clutter your email inbox with loads of RSS feeds. No, it doesn’t work that way. You only receive one email a day for each RSS subscription. Think of it as a daily digest. You can also unsubscribe from an RSS feed at any time, by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in your email.
Setting up FeedMyInbox is simple. All you need to do is enter in the site’s address and your email address. From there, you will need to check your email for a confirmation link. Once you click the confirmation link, you will start receiving RSS feeds within 24 hours.
What are the drawbacks of FeedMyInbox?
One of the most glaring drawbacks of FeedMyInbox is that you’ll receive a lot more emails. This creates the impression of more things to do. You may never see the bottom of your inbox. The obvious remedy to this drawback is to only subscribe to only a few, must read daily sites, and not the entire library of sites you have bookmarked. Perhaps FeedMyInbox works well in conjunction with a reader. Use a reader to casually scroll through 2nd tier subscriptions, and use FeedMyInbox to get your daily fix on your favorite sites.