The Bottom Line
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- PopHeadlines lets you read RSS feeds via email
- Simple, but flexible and powerful concept
- Doesn't offer a plain-text alternative for HTML
- Subscribing to many feeds cumbersome
- PopHeadlines doing IMAP would be great
- PopHeadlines lets you access RSS feeds in your email account.
- PopHeadlines works as a small POP server.
- After setting up an account with the feed's address as user name, you can retrieve the news.
- PopHeadlines can be configured to accept connections only from the computer it's installed on.
- Supports enclosures (e.g. movies), downloaded in the background and passed to client when ready.
- PopHeadlines supports Windows NT/2000/3/XP and requires the .NET framework.
Guide Review - PopHeadlines 1.2 - RSS News Feed Reader
PopHeadline's idea is simple, and simply great. Working as a POP server, PopHeadlines lets you retrieve any RSS feed in your email client (it need not even be on the same computer). Works like a charm, and lets you read, forward, filter, search and organize news and blog updates like email. PopHeadlines even supports feed enclosures, downloading movies in the background, for example.
Unfortunately, adding a feed means setting up a new email account (the feed's address is the user name), which can get cumbersome. It would also be nice if PopHeadlines could provide a text-only version of HTML items, and of course an included IMAP server would make PopHeadlines (then PopImapHeadlines?) even better.