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Charly's Column – rss2email

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In order to keep up to date with security, Charly uses RSS feeds, among other things. He lets rss2email send the most important feeds directly to his mailbox to ensure that nothing is overlooked.

RSS feeds are still an essential part of my daily information refueling plan. I sort my feeds in Miniflux, a web-based RSS aggregator, which I wrote about in this column back in 2014 [1]. I am happy to say that Miniflux is still being actively developed.

I have a very small number of RSS feeds emailed to me directly. These are feeds that warn me of acute security problems. By having them delivered directly to my inbox, I can avoid the risk of missing an important article – Miniflux can handle between 200 and 250 feeds, most of which I just skim.

I use rss2email – a very logical choice of name – to email me the feeds. It can be found in the package sources of almost all the popular distributions. On Ubuntu, for example, I installed it with the following call:

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