GMail and FeedDemon, Part II

I recently described how to subscribe to your GMail inbox in FeedDemon, and apparently this is a popular feature. However, if you have more than one GMail account, you may find it tricky to subscribe to both since only a single login is supported.

Luckily, there is a workaround for this – just include your login in the feed URL, using this format:

https://username:password@gmail.google.com/gmail/feed/atom/

Update: I originally reported that this method shouldn’t be used when subscribing to your GMail feed in Bloglines, but this was a false alarm. My apologies for jumping the gun!

Update 2: As recommended in the comments, I’ve changed the URL from http to https.

7 thoughts on “GMail and FeedDemon, Part II

  1. You have to make sure you subscribe to the feed correctly as Mr Nick has posted above; using the atom feed as is from GMail shows your login if done incorretly

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  2. I couldn’t get this to work in Bloglines, but I don’t think it’s a good idea. Even if you mark a feed as private it still shows up in the Bloglines directory.
    I know this because I have a feed I created for my own use that people keep subscribing to. I’m going to have to move it and not subscribe to it in Bloglines anymore.

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  3. Nick, please correct the original post. Sending private authorization credentials on clear-text http is not good, especially if https is available as well.

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