Gmail APIs

The following document will help you access the read-only Gmail inbox feed.

About Atom

Atom is a system which makes it easy for you to receive, in one place, regular updates from news websites, blogs, and/or Gmail. You can use Atom with an aggregator (also known as a newsreader, feed reader, or RSS/Atom reader) to receive new message alerts.

Using the Inbox Feed

To use Gmail with Atom, you must already have an aggregator. Within your aggregator, look for a selection titled 'Add Feed' or 'Create New Channel.' Once there, enter https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom in the URL field, and enter your Gmail address and password in the fields provided. This will allow the aggregator to look for your new messages.

If you'd like to have a label view in your aggregator, just add the label name to the end of the feed URL. So, to view your 'work' label as a feed, it's https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom/work/.

Please keep in mind that Gmail messages will appear in your aggregator only if there are unread messages in your inbox.

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