RSS integration enabled in yesterday’s Thunderbird nightly builds

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1 Aug 2004

Yup it is here – bug 253490 – Turn on the new RSS extensions and add it to the installer.

It isn’t completely working yet, but it is ready for testing. Works very much like the Forumzilla extension. It even displays the webpage in full as specified in the <link> tags in the RSS feed like Forumzilla does, which isn’t ideal. Atom feeds work fine though – only the <content> is shown in plain text format.

Well, on to the screenshots. I’m not in the mood for too much writing today.

Creating a new RSS account:

Screenshot of Thunderbird's UI for creating new account, including an RSS account


Management pane for an RSS account:

Screenshot of account management pane


RSS account options:

Screenshot of RSS account options


RSS feed management dialog:

Screenshot of RSS feed management dialog


Adding a new RSS feed:

Screenshot of dialog for adding a new feed


Message pane listing items in a RSS feed:

Screenshot of message pane for RSS feeds


Grab the latest Thunderbird nightly build for some first-hand action.

13 Responses to RSS integration enabled in yesterday’s Thunderbird nightly builds

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Tom Sommer

August 1st, 2004 at 3am

And that my friends, is why Thunderbird is the best mailclient around – This feature kicks ass :)

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Dave M.

August 1st, 2004 at 6am

Except, as with other software based clients, it only keeps track of articles you read on the system you read the articles on. So, if you are at work reading a couple of articles at lunch time, you come home and there are the articles ready to read again.

Bloglines is the only RSS client I know (I think there is another web based client, but it’s not nearly as nice as Bloglines) that is web based so that no matter where you read your RSS feeds from, you are always current.

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minghong

August 1st, 2004 at 5pm

Hmm… if it supports Atom too, then why the name is “RSS News & Blog Account”? “RSS/Atom Feed Account” would be nicer…

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Ideophobia

August 1st, 2004 at 3am

Thunderbird RSS integration
redemption in a blog has screenshots of the new RSS reading feature in Thunderbird

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Ideophobia

August 1st, 2004 at 3am

Thunderbird RSS integration
redemption in a blog has screenshots of the new RSS reading feature in Thunderbird

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Neil's World

August 1st, 2004 at 4am

There’s RSS in my Thunderbird!
Cheah Chu Yeow has some screenshots of RSS and Atom support in Thunderbird, which got turned on in today’s builds. This is one of the big new features in 0.8, along with local folders support for POP3 accounts and a better quicksearch toolbar and is a …

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C:\Arvind.sideblog

August 1st, 2004 at 12pm

RSS in TB
RSS integration in Thunderbird…

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Eye of the Storm

August 18th, 2004 at 7pm

Thunderbird
I have used the Mozilla application suite for my web browsing needs for as long as I have known about it (almost two years).

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Kato

September 24th, 2004 at 7am

This is pretty much everything i wanted in a rss client. Sadly it seems like attempting to sort feeds into different folders results in broken feeds that do not update.

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bzyq

April 7th, 2005 at 5pm

fatjhmakaa
wmerui

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Web Design Texas

May 6th, 2006 at 12pm

In this particular case, because there are so many free rss readers around, the fact that Thunderbird is open-source (thus free) does not give it an advantage.

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Pepito

June 15th, 2006 at 2pm

Mierda SPAM

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career

July 18th, 2006 at 5pm

good day!