I have never used RSS and would not like to start using an RSS client - it's just one more thing to keep track of. However, I find myself wishing to subscribe to notifications from a service that only offers them via an RSS feed (namely, the AWS status monitor at http://status.aws.amazon.com/, which offers a bunch of RSS feeds to monitor status updates for their various services).
The simplest way for me to receive this content would simply be to receive email notifications whenever anything is published on any of the RSS feeds I'm interested in. How can I do this?
An ideal solution will:
- Be free
- Guarantee delivery of an email notification within a few minutes of a post being published to the feed
So far I have found a couple of online tools that come close to offering what I want:
- Blogtrottr, which has paid service that does what I want and a free service that almost does what I want but only polls non-push feeds for updates once per hour.
- Feed2Mail, which is free but pretty much completely undocumented; I have no idea whether it checks for updates as frequently as I want.
Is there anything out there that comes closer to my desired objectives than the tools above?