I have setup Google Reader with an RSS feed to some specific Craig's List searches so that I can try to get new postings for items I'm looking for quickly. There's two problems with this:

  1. Google Reader seems to have a bit of a delay in getting the new postings;
  2. I have to go to Google Reader to see them.

Is there a way to get new postings emailed to me as soon as they are posted?

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You could burn an RSS feed in Feedburner and subscribe via e-mail.

You're probably still going to see a delay, though, as well-behaved feed aggregators won't poll a feed more than once an hour or so.

  • Thanks. It's too slow that way. I'm looking for as close to real-time as possible. Commented Oct 7, 2010 at 17:40
  • Then RSS may not be your solution, unless you're going to roll your own. But then if you're polling too often they're likely to cut you off.
    – ale
    Commented Oct 7, 2010 at 19:01

I guess you will need a custom solution (perl script, C#, etc) then. Or maybe create an iMacros macro that searches the site in a loop and looks for changes?


You can use this CraigsHunter - Craigslist notifications plugin for Chrome. Much easier then RSS feeds.


Try the CLmonitor app for Android phones; works really well. I use it all the time.

You can download it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clmonitor

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    Are you affiliated with the publishers of this app? If so, you should disclose it. Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 7:58
  • Not affiliated ... just a user.
    – Paul
    Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 18:03
  • @vidar Why are you asking this question.. do you see an affiliate id in the url?? Commented Dec 15, 2013 at 23:53
  • No. But answers containing not much more than a link, from a user with 1 reputation, are often automated spam messages. But @Paul says he's not affiliated with the publishers, and that's fine with me. Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 7:58

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