Feedburner Dropping Email Support

Today I received a notice from the Google team that runs the Feedburner service that I use to proxy my RSS feed announcing that they are updating the implementation, and as part of the changes they are dropping support for email subscriptions.

Here are some details from the support page explaining the changes:

Starting in July, we are transitioning FeedBurner onto a more stable, modern infrastructure. This will keep the product up and running for all users, but it also means that we will be turning down most non-core feed management features, including email subscriptions, at that time.

What FeedBurner users can expect

For many users, no action is required. All existing feeds will continue to serve uninterrupted, and you can continue to create new accounts and burn new feeds. Core feed management functionality will continue to be supported, such as the ability to change the URL, source feed, title, and podcast metadata of your feed. Basic analytics on feed requests and the ability to create enclosure tags for MP3 files will also continue to be supported.

So what is changing? We are turning down most non-core feed management features that help you optimize and publicize your feed, e.g. email subscriptions, Browser Friendly, and Password Protector.

I apparently have quite a few subscribers to this feed who use the email delivery, so I’m passing along the notice to let all of you know about the change. I do not plan to configure a separate email gateway, although I’m sure there are services that will convert RSS feeds to email newsletters. If you find one you like, let me know via twitter (or email) and I will update this post with tips for other folks.