Subscribe to E-mail Updates for GitHub Project Releases

BlogTrottr Home Page [June 2015]
BlogTrottr Home Page [June 2015]

If you’re like me, you probably like to ensure that your software is up-to-date on your system at all times. I’m a heavy user of the Microsoft Azure PowerShell automation module, which is actively developed on a GitHub source code repository. I need to make sure that I am promptly notified about updates to this GitHub project.

GitHub doesn’t seem to offer a method of subscribing to e-mail updates for project releases, so I had to turn to another solution.

The nice thing about GitHub is that it does at least offer a RSS feed of releases. There is a free service available called BlogTrottr, which will take a RSS Feed as input, and send you e-mail updates when a new item is detected in the feed. For example, if you want to follow a blog, you might plug in the blog’s RSS URL and it will automatically send you an e-mail when there’s a new feed item.

To subscribe for GitHub project releases, all you need to do is copy the link to GitHub project’s releases page and paste it into the front page of BlogTrottr.