Twitter in your inbox

Fri Oct 23 15:39:38 2009 EST (-0500 GMT)

Here’s how you can add your “at messages” to your Mac Mail.app 10.5 or 10.6 (or Thunderbird or Outlook Pro, etc.) via Twitter search’s RSS feed.

I’ve become a twitter re-tweet junkie. To get my fix I added an RSS feed of twitter’s search results to Mail.app. Here’s how I do that:

  1. search.twitter.comGo to search.twitter.com and search for @your_twitter_handle (ie. @mattclare)
  2. Grad the RSS feed URL found on the right of the results page.Twitter search results RSS feed
  3. In Mail.app’s bottom right (or in Thunderbirds’ or Outlook’s account preferences) add a new RSS feed. Add RSS Feeds
  4. Add RSS feed dialogePaste in the RSS URL. You may want to also check to have it appear in your RSS feed. and press “Add”.

That should be it! Now whenever your account gets re-tweeted, “replied to” or otherwise mentioned you should see it in your inbox. Sure our inboxs are all already too full, but at least these messages will be short.

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