Saturday 13th October 2007
The most requested feature for the site has been to receive daily diary entries by email. It may have taken me nearly five years for me to manage this but, finally, it’s now possible.
To subscribe you simply need to visit the subscription form and fill in your email address. You’ll receive an email asking you to confirm your address and then you’re done. After a new diary entry is published on the site you’ll receive it by email. There are instructions for unsubscribing at the end of every daily email you’ll receive.
A couple of caveats… It could be a few hours after a diary entry is published that you receive it by email, so this isn’t the way to go if you want your daily dose immediately. You also won’t see any of the annotations by email, so you’ll still have to visit the site if you want those. If your email client is fairly modern (accepts HTML email) then you’ll still get links to Encyclopedia pages within the diary entry (this works fine in Gmail for example); otherwise you’ll just see the text with no links.
The email process is handled by FeedBurner, where all this site’s RSS feeds now live, and has worked for the past week while I’ve been testing it, but let me know (below or by email) if you experience problems.