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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mac OS X Mountain Lion Removed RSS Feeds from Mail 6.1 How to get them back.


Image: Mac OS X Mail 6.1

What?

BACK IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF RSS
Back in the day, I used to subscribe to HUNDREDS of BLOGS using RSS.

We all loved it.

It was a way to keep up with our friends and business sites to see when a new story was posted.

Everyone had their own favorite RSS Feed Reader.

I used to use BLOGLINES until it was sold and changed to something unrecognizable.

THE RISE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE DEATH OF RSS
Over time, Social Media became popular and that's where I found out about the most recent posts.

I follow my friends and see their newest posts, and posts that they think I might be interested in.

It all works out pretty well.

But, there were a few blogs that I wanted to make sure I saw EVERY NEW POST.

STILL HANGING ON TO RSS
So I subscribed to those blogs via RSS using Mac OS X Email.

That set up a folder/mailbox in my mail, where the new posts would flow in to.


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APPLE KILLED RSS
After upgrading to MAC OS X MOUNTAIN LION 10.8.2, THE RSS FEEDS WENT AWAY!


Image: MAC OS X MOUNTAIN LION 10.8.2

Yup.

Apple removed them with no notice that I can see, and no indication of how to get them back.

GETTING BACK WITH RSS
So I searched online and found some helpful people over on Apple.com.

Gnarlodious showed us how to get our RSS feeds back.


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

Paste this into terminal to get a list of your RSS feeds:
pubsub --client com.apple.mail list | cut -f3
Here are mine:
http://images.apple.com/main/rss/hotnews/hotnews.rss
http://feeds.feedburner.com/cc_chapman
http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/MKuf
http://www.theverge.com/rss/index.xml
http://scripting.com/rss.xml
http://abovethecrowd.com/?feed=rss2
http://feeds2.feedburner.com/lostremote
http://geekandsundry.com/feed/
http://feeds.feedburner.com/AllenGannettsBlog
http://www.glennengler.com/feed/
http://buzzmachine.com/feed/
http://bernardlown.wordpress.com/feed/
http://www.eventbrite.com/rss/organizer_list_events/1361499245
http://contentsmagazine.com/feed/
http://tomfishburne.com/feed
Now the decision is, what do you do with all these RSS feeds to keep track of them?

SUBSCRIBING VIA RSS
I don't have a great suggestion, but I fell back to my.Yahoo.com. Showing a little love to Marissa Mayer. ;-)

Here's what my Yahoo! RSS feeds page looks like:



Hope this helps anyone in the same situation as me.

Do you still use an RSS reader? Which one?

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