Check Google E-Mail (Gmail) from an RSS Feed

If you have an RSS reader, you can monitor your Gmail through a feed. Read on to discover how this is done.


If you use a Gmail account as your secondary email, you probably do not want to log-in through the web and check it throughout the day.

Instead, you can check for new email through your RSS feed reader.

Here is the URL to your Gmail RSS Feed:

    https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@gmail.google.com/gmail/feed/atom

Just replace USERNAME and PASSWORD with your own case-sensitive user/pass combo. If you are using a web-based RSS-feed reader, remember to set these feeds as private so that your user/pass combo will not be visible to the public.

Update/Edit: Google recently renamed its sites. Please use this instead: https://mail.google.com/gmail/feed/atom.

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13 Responses to “Check Google E-Mail (Gmail) from an RSS Feed”

  1. January 05, 2009 at 12:12 pm, Tomek said:

    Is it possible to get just some e-mail, eg. those with specific label?
    I use many filters and I’d like to get to my feed e-mails labeled “ipod” (http://mail.google.com/mail/#label/ipod)

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  2. January 05, 2009 at 12:17 pm, Tomek said:

    Well I did some google search a I’ve found this :) https://user:password@mail.google.com/gmail/feed/atom/ipod

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  3. April 02, 2009 at 10:40 am, Rachin said:

    https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@mail.google.com/gmail/feed/atom does not work
    Please help me out

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  4. August 01, 2009 at 6:10 am, Anonymous said:

    Hai, Elai How are you? I hope your fine
    ok Buy!
    Best of luck

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  5. October 04, 2009 at 5:17 pm, Anonymous said:

    this doesn’t work for me .I would like to stop the pop up.It showes up about ever 3 min.

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  6. October 07, 2009 at 4:45 pm, Anonymous said:

    rss. feed keeps showing up on my computer asking for my name and password and I never signed up for it .RSS.showes up on screen about ever minute or so.

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  7. October 25, 2009 at 1:57 pm, Anonymous said:

    I do not know what is going on here but I do not like this pop up. Please get rid of it!

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  8. November 29, 2009 at 7:41 pm, binterest.com said:

    nice if you can’t check your email from office….

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  9. December 04, 2009 at 10:36 am, Graham Bunting said:

    If you just want something on the desktop why not try Digsby – a great app that puts your email and social media accounts in the tray

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  10. January 30, 2010 at 9:28 am, Anonymous said:

    This is a very useful recipe :) thanks

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  11. July 17, 2010 at 4:11 am, Chamanthi Asha said:

    unable to log my email account

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  12. December 27, 2010 at 2:56 pm, Contact said:

    man all that feeds are atom rss is different from atom feed if you know that

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  13. December 18, 2011 at 11:39 pm, ali said:

    guys, gmail desktop works almost the same like feeds

    Reply

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