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I'm using basecamp and would really like to be notified of updates to our project. The only way basecamp does this through an RSS feed. Normally this would be fine as I use Google Reader frequently. But basecamp's RSS feed uses RSS authentication, which Google Reader does not support :(.

I'd love a webapp that will read basecamp's RSS feed supporting RSS authentication where I have the option of being notified of every update or occasionally I can switch to only being notified when there is an update (I then don't get another update notification until I check in with the reader).


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What is the difference between being notified for every update and being notified when there is an update? –  Andris Feb 18 '11 at 6:39
The difference is if in the middle of the night while I'm sleeping I get 1 email for the 4 updates that happened or 4 emails. –  at01 Feb 18 '11 at 11:25

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Yahoo Pipes does not support protected feeds natively. You can use this specific pipe to accomplish such a task. Moreover I had some success (not sure they cover all the cases, but a try is worth) with xfruits and notify.me.

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Interesting, was unaware of pipes. Thanks. Notify.me doesn't work with RSS authentication, just tried :(. –  at01 Feb 18 '11 at 11:39

You can use Yahoo Pipes to turn your RSS feed with authentication into email or another output format of your choice.

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