Reading emails with QC?

incubo's picture

Has anyone come up with a simple way to access emails with QC? I have been scratching my head with this for a while. Easy way is to use external service provider, such as mmmmail.com to build RSS feed from emails. The problem with mmmmail.com seems to be that they don't support Scandic characters (Ä, Ö, Å) and by not supporting I mean that if a Scandic character appears in a mail, it erases every letter after that (so that simple find and replace won't help).

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incubo's picture
Re: Reading emails with QC?

I found an other way to "compile" RSS feed from emails. Yet to be tested, but I'll let you know if it works. You can find information about it here (it's the hint #4): http://www.labnol.org/internet/email/manage-email-overload-with-rss-read...

Still, if you know an easier way, please dare to share.

mattgolsen's picture
Re: Reading emails with QC?

So you want to actually read the emails, not just a listing of Subject lines? Gmail supports RSS using this url https://gmail.google.com/gmail/feed/atom (or https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/feed/atom if you're using a Google Hosted Apps account)) and generates from the currently logged in address.

incubo's picture
Re: Reading emails with QC?

Phew, after some annoying problems I'll report my solution and setbacks here. The idea is to read whole email content, because in some situations sending emails might be a fun interaction. In this case I get SMS messages sent to certain number to my Gmail and I wanted to read the SMS messages content in QC.

Forwarding mails from Gmail to Blogger and letting Blogger to create RSS feed didn't work, because Blogger "blacklisted" my blog for far too many posts in a short period. Blogger saw it as a spam blog, not as a media art blog. Cheers. Btw I was on a gig when it happened.

Gmail's own RSS feed from unread messages didn't work for two reasons – it didn't have the whole content, it had only the first parts of a longer message. It also wants to see some mails as "conversation", meaning that messages from same sender with same subject line don't go trough, only the first message from the sender goes to the feed. But if this is enough for you, you can get your unread mails as feed with url authentication to QC from Gmail with this url: https://yourusername:yourpassword@gmail.google.com/gmail/feed/atom

But what seems to be (so far) a working solution is following. There is a web based app called Emails 2 RSS (http://emails2rss.appspot.com) that burns a feed from mails sent to it. So simply forward your mails there and you'll get a working feed with your emails. Why was this so hard to find oh why? There is even an example of how to forward your mail from Gmail (http://emails2rss.appspot.com/help/gmail-forward-setup/index.html), so go make emailvisualswithscandiccharactersyey!