Monday, April 16, 2007

Gmail atom feeds - per label


I just discovered that adding a "/label-name" to the end of the Gmail Atom URL (http://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom) gives you a feed of the unread mail just for that label.

Just what I always wanted.

Up 'till now I didn't bother with the feed because the noise to signal ratio was off the scale, but
now I can have a feed of only the things which make it into my "@personal" label. (With this URL http://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom/@personal.)

Surprisingly I didn't find this documented anywhere.

Now if I can find a feed-reader for my phone I might, finally, be able to overcome the problem of having too much mail for my phone to handle. In the words of the Dead Kennedys Give me convenience or give me Death.

On the other hand I don't think I'll bother, I don't want to become as socially dysfunctional as a crackberry addict.


Comments:

quark said...

Have you tried Opera Mini? It runs on any phone with a JME and in most cases works a lot better than the default web browser, plus it has a feed reader, which I think should satisfy your needs.

Danny said...

Thanks for the tip, looks like just the thing I need. :-)

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