Now, with two interfaces to essentially the same type of communication, the trend must be unification. Wouldn't it be nice if you could read everything that's new and important to you in one convenient place?
The other route is to make Bloglines read email. It would let you subscribe to email newsletters and then display incoming messages just like news items that come via RSS. That would even give you an universally accessible archive of your subscriptions... but can it be done? It can.
Read Email Newsletters in Bloglines
To read email newsletters in Bloglines:
- Follow the Manage Email Subscriptions link.
- You can find it at the bottom of your subscriptions list.
- Click Creat a new email subscription.
Make note of the email address. Copy and paste it when subscribing to a newsletter via a web interface.
After subscribing, you can change the name of the email newsletter "feed" to match the newsletter's title.
And if you find the address created by Bloglines for your email newsletter subscription got in the hand of spammers, you can drop it easily, like a disposable email address. Just make sure you have unsubscribed from the newsletter before deleting the address or they'll continue delivering to your bouncing address, wondering what might have happened to you.