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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  • http://blog.tomekson.com Tomek

    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)

  • http://blog.tomekson.com Tomek

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

  • Rachin
  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Anonymous

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

  • http://www.binterest.com/ binterest.com

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

  • http://twitter.com/grahambunting Graham Bunting

    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

  • Anonymous

    This is a very useful recipe :) thanks

  • Chamanthi Asha

    unable to log my email account

  • Contact

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

  • ali

    guys, gmail desktop works almost the same like feeds