rrss2imap 0.2.28

A simple script that exposes RSS entries as mail messages, pushed directly using IMAP
rrss2imap-0.2.28 is not a library.

Application transforming rss feeds into email by directly pushing the entries into IMP folders. This application is an adaption of the rss2imap Python script to Rust.

How to use ?

The simplest way to understand what to do is just to run rrss2imap --help

It should output something like

FLAGS: -h, --help Prints help information -V, --version Prints version information

SUBCOMMANDS: add Adds a new feed given its url delete Delete the given feed email Changes email address used in feed file to be the given one export Export subscriptions as opml file help Prints this message or the help of the given subcommand(s) import import the given opml file into subscriptions list List all feeds configured new Creates a new feedfile with the given email address reset Reset feedfile (in other words, remove everything) run Run feed parsing and transformation

Which give you a glimpse of what will happen

Each of these commands also provide some help, when run with the same --help flag.

The important operations to memorize are obviously

rrss2imap new

Creates a new config.json file. At init time, the config file will only contains settings element with the email address set. You have to set

  • the used imap server ** with user login and password ** and security settings (secure should contain {"Yes": secure port} for imap/s or {"No": unsecure port} for simple imap)
  • the default config ** folder will be the full path to an imap folder where entries will fall in ** email will be the recipient email address (which may not be yours for easier filtering) ** Base64 image inlining
  • feeds is the list of all rss feeds that can be added

rrss2imap add

This command will add a new feed to your config. You can directly set here the email recipient as well as the folder (but not the base64 image inlining parameter)

rrss2imap run

THis is the main command. It will

  1. get all rss/atom feed contents
  2. List all new entries in these feeds
  3. Transform these entries into valid email messages
  4. Push these mail messages directly on IMAP server

rrss2imap list

Displays a list of the rss feeds. Here is an example

0 : http://tontof.net/?rss (to: Nicolas Delsaux <nicolas.delsaux@gmx.fr> (default)) RSS/rrss2imap (default)
1 : https://www.brothers-brick.com/feed/ (to: Nicolas Delsaux <nicolas.delsaux@gmx.fr> (default)) RSS/rrss2imap (default)
2 : https://nicolas-delsaux.hd.free.fr/rss-bridge/?action=display&bridge=LesJoiesDuCode&format=AtomFormat (to: Nicolas Delsaux <nicolas.delsaux@gmx.fr> (default)) RSS/rrss2imap (default)

Please notice that each entry has an associated number, which is the one to enter when running rrss2imap delete <NUMBER>

config.json format

A typical feedfile will look like this

"settings": {
"email": {
"server": "the imap server of your mail provider",
"user": "your imap user name",
"password": "your imap user password",
"secure": {
"Yes": 993 // Set to "Yes": port for imaps or "No": port for unsecure imap
// This config is to be used for all feeds
"config": {
// This is the email address written in each mail sent. It can be different from the email user
"email": "Nicolas Delsaux <nicolas.delsaux@gmx.fr>",
// This is the imap folder in which mails will be written
"folder": "RSS/rrss2imap"
// Setting this to true will force rrss2imap to transform all images into
// base64. This prevents images from beind downloaded (and is really cool when reading feeds from a smartphone)
// But largely increase each mail size (which can be quite bothering)
"inline_image_as_data": true
"feeds": [
"url": "http://tontof.net/?rss",
// This last updated is updated for each entry and should be enough to have rss items correctly read
"last_updated": "2019-05-04T16:53:15",
"config": {
// each config element can be overwritten at the feed level