Gmail has a very cool feature to read the mail messages. that's all are not available in other webmail applications,
- Feeds for unread messages,
This feed http://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom/ shows the most recent unread items from your inbox.
This feed http://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom/labelname/ shows the labeled messages. but it would be nice to have a comprehensive listing of all the unread messages, not just the ones that have a certain label.
I think most of users need to read unread mail messages only. so http://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom/unread/ that Gmail option fulfil your needs. In the URLs above, you can replace "http" with "https" for more security.
- Viewing Gmail messages with an aggregator,
To view Gmail messages in your aggregator, just subscribe to a new feed, enter https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom in the URL field, and submit your Gmail address and password. You don't need to do a thing from within your Gmail account; you do it all from within your aggregator. it's recommend setting your aggregator to check for new Gmail messages once every ten minutes.
- Which aggregators support Gmail?
Any aggregator that supports Atom 0.3, SSL/HTTPS, and HTTP authentication will work with Gmail's Atom feed. We've had luck with the following third-party aggregators:
- Mac OS X
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