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10.5: Use RSS feeds in Mail to monitor craigslist sale items Internet
To keep an eye on craigslist for something that you've been searching for for weeks, you can simplify the process by using Mail.app and a craigslist RSS subscription. Simply add an RSS feed to Mail from whatever craigslist category you want in whatever area you are in. After doing this, go to Mail » Preferences » Rules. Make a new Rule and call it whatever you want. Select a new item from the feed, and go to View » Message » Raw Source. Now you can edit your rules to your heart's content. Set the conditions for your rule.

For example, I'm looking for some Olympic Weights on the cheap, so I've got this:

If all of the following conditions are met:
  • X-Mail-Rss-Source-Homepage-Url is equal to http://seattle.craigslist.org/spo/
  • Message Content Contains Olympic
Perform the following actions:
  • Mark as Flagged
  • Set Color of background Yellow
This should make it easy to find what you want on craigslist in a very short amount of time. Searching hundreds of posts a day on the web can take hours. For some reason, however, forwarding of RSS messages to email accounts doesn't work at all in my experience. Happy bargain hunting!
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10.5: Use RSS feeds in Mail to monitor craigslist sale items
Authored by: BiL Castine on Jan 17, '08 08:18:32AM

You can simply perform the search on Craigslist then subscribe to the RSS feed of the results. That way you don't have to download and filter the messages locally.



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10.5: Use RSS feeds in Mail to monitor craigslist sale items
Authored by: nickv2002 on Jan 17, '08 05:01:28PM

I'll second the poster above; the RSS results of searches have been available in craigslist for a while. The RSS link appears on the bottom right of a search page and is highlighted in yellow. I've been using RSS craigslist searches for years and all it requires is an RSS reader of any type, not 10.5.



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10.5: Use RSS feeds in Mail to monitor craigslist sale items
Authored by: nickv2002 on Jan 17, '08 05:03:57PM

Sorry, I said it was highlighted in yellow; I meant orange.



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