Is there any RSS reader software for Windows or even some online service like Google Reader, that will periodically check feeds and notify me through e-mail when some keywords are found?


You can use Yahoo! Pipes to filter RSS feeds by keyword.

A guide is available here. A video tutorial is available here.

You can then use the output of the pipe with FeedMyInbox which provides 5 free feeds via email.

If you have more than 5 feeds then you can use Pipes to combine them into 1 feed as well as filtering.

  • I really hate watching feeds... e-mail is the only interface I would like to have. But thanks anyway. – Pablo Jun 7 '10 at 9:27
  • @Michael - I've updated my answer with an email service. – Shevek Jun 7 '10 at 9:44
  • Everything is eventually coming to pipes :) I like the idea and also tried it, will use it for a while but if anyone else knows more natural way of doing this or any software I'll be happy to know. – Pablo Jun 7 '10 at 9:59


Script Summary: Filters duplicated entries and unwanted content or highlight chosen content based on keywords (with regex support).


I just had this issue except I primarily wanted desktop notifications, and I used a combination of Pushover (for the notifications) and Zapier (to hook up the RSS feed to Pushover).

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