Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
You Subscribe RSS feed reader allows upload of e-mail to blog
Posted on 1-Mar-2005 21:33 by M Freitas | Tags Filed under: Blog



As I read the press releases now, looking for something interesting to post here on Geekzone, I came across a RSS reader plug-in for Microsoft Outlook called You Subscribe: RSS. Nothing new here (there are tools already integrating RSS into Outlook, like NewsGator and intraVnews).

There's one feature that caught my attention: "Download feeds even when Outlook is closed or offline". That's nice. No need to start Outlook, and with an integrated Internet Explorer toolbar plug-in it is possible to see new feed healines in a pull-down menu, directly from the browser. It will also show a RSS icon on the tool when it finds a RSS link on any page - so you can subscribe to the feed directly from Internet Explorer. Very handy.

However, there is a new feature in this versions that can be dangerous: "Turn emails into blog content with a click. Easily post email content to a blog from Outlook.".

How dangerous is this? We all know that e-mails are not more private than a postcard, since every e-mail is stored and forwarded from server to server until it reaches its destination. And there's no encryption or "envelope" protecting its contents.

However,You Subscribe offers a feature that can make publishing what you think is a private conversation a public matter. What if someone clicks the Publish button by accident? Ok, I haven't tried this feature because I don't use a compatible blog software, so I'll give it the benefit of doubt and believe it will warn the user before uploading a message. But it is scary...

Otherwise, it is free (at least on this preview version) and requires no registration. And seems to have the features we expected, and some more. It also gives the user the power to search for new feeds by using weblog search engines (like Feedster) and others. And it supports podcasts.

Of course, if you try it, you should remember to add our RSS feed to your subscriptions.






comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

iPhone 8/iPhone X, impressions?
Created by surfisup1000, last reply by kharris on 26-Sep-2017 17:20 (444 replies)
Pages... 28 29 30


Car pulling left - even after alignment
Created by Paul1977, last reply by blakamin on 26-Sep-2017 21:47 (48 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Auckland Airport fuel supply obliterated by digger
Created by Batman, last reply by scottjpalmer on 26-Sep-2017 22:10 (228 replies)
Pages... 14 15 16


Driving an automatic - do you use one foot or both?
Created by geekIT, last reply by blakamin on 26-Sep-2017 22:56 (145 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


Electrical standards question
Created by delroynitz, last reply by Bung on 26-Sep-2017 22:22 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


Could a production electric car reach 500 KPH anytime soon?
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by kotuku4 on 26-Sep-2017 16:32 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


vodafone shutting down email?
Created by FatFurryGuy, last reply by Rickles on 26-Sep-2017 15:31 (301 replies)
Pages... 19 20 21


Fire Brigade Access To Property
Created by Geektastic, last reply by MaxLV on 27-Sep-2017 01:06 (22 replies)
Pages... 2