I'm curious; perhaps someone out there knows...

Has anyone yet attempted to create "RSS email", where the "feeds" served to a feedreader might be automatically synthesized from the emails themselves as things such as Person (from or to), Thread, Folder, etc?  (One could probably easily implement this as a straight layer on top of IMAP.)  Rather than just inserting RSS into an email client paradigm as in Newsgator, it might be amusing to invert the solution and explore the usability issues of rethinking email as being just another form of feed served up to a reader, with plug-ins for creating & replying, etc.  Hmm.

Has anyone yet attempted to create what I guess I'd refer to as a "Hyki" - that is, a character-by-character real-time collaborative (Hydra-like, Groove Text Tool-like) editor with automatic creation of real-time linked sub-documents when CamelCase words are typed, etc.  ??

I'm curious too. That would be great.

Ray, if you find something or someone else knows. Let me know too!

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That sort of sounds like how Trackback is used.

Awasu has had a plugin for this (courtesy of one our users, Allan Wilson) for a while. The announcement is here.

This is the exactly the kind of vision we have for Awasu: an extensible RSS reader that, via the use of plugins, you can retrieve data from *anywhere*, convert it to a feed and pump it into Awasu. For cexample, the next beta (out in a few days) allows data to be easily retrieved from any web service and converted into RSS using XSLT.

I think Zoe, among many other things, provides an RSS feed of messages.

http://guest.evectors.it/zoe/

my mail log application (for OS X) originally allowed migration between RSS and email in both directions. but because the interface was too complicated, i redid it and in the process cut it down to RSS to email only. you can still download the 0.9 version, if you desire that functionality, and a future version will allow email to RSS publishing with a simpler interface.

I have a PHP script I wrote which will convert any (non-MIME) e-mail to an XML-structured format from POP formatting. I wrote it for a Flash-based webmail system I never got around to actually finishing.

Would that be useful?

I wrote a .NET application that produced an RSS feed for a given POP3 account.

It was a small utility for myself (to check my mail in my aggregator) and to work with some of the System.Net namespaces. I never really "totally" finished it. Maybe I should.

Yes, there is an RSS eMail provider and I can't tell you how effective it is at delevering 100% of the time!.

It works just like any other email autoresponder only it's RSS.

Check it out at; http://www.rss-email-autoresponder.com

Larry

RSS eMail by RSS eMail Autoresponder is as easy to use as
any "normal" eMail autoresponder only it GUARANTEES 100% delivery via rss feed.

Right now I'm using RSS eMail Autoresponder and my favorite
"normal" eMail autoresponder, but in a few months I'll dump
the old autoresponder because I won't need it.

My rss eMail "delivery" is already better than the old responder.

I did dump my old autoresponder for rss email and
it's been great. No more spam with rss email and
rss email delivers information fresh daily.

You really should take a look at
www.rss-email-autoresponder.com
for your rss email and rss publishing needs.

I did dump my old autoresponder for rss email and
it's been great. No more spam with rss email and
rss email delivers information fresh daily.

click here to find out more about rss email...
and rss publishing.

I did dump my old autoresponder for rss email and
it's been great. No more spam with rss email and
rss email delivers information fresh daily.

click here to find out more about rss email...
and rss publishing.


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