Can't add Craigslist feed?

In the past, I’ve been able to build a search on Craigslist, and then copy the RSS link at the bottom left of the search results to add that as a feed to NewsBlur.

Today when I tried it, I got an error message with the following URL:

The error message said:
“This address does not point to an RSS feed or a website with an RSS feed.”

Can this be fixed?


Looks like CL is blocking NewsBlur.

>>> import requests
>>> requests.get('')
<Response [403]>
>>> requests.get('').text
u'This IP has been automatically blocked.\nIf you have questions, please email:\n'

I emailed them and will let you know when they respond.

When I go to Craigslist pages that used to have RSS feeds on them, and right-click to “View Page Info”, I no longer see any RSS feed available.

For example:

Did Craigslist simply remove their RSS feeds?

No the craigslist RSS links seem to work. Just they seem to be blacklisting newsblur (again). This happened last year too see: Problem with Craigslist and Ebay feeds

If we all submit polite requests to craigslist they will likely un-blacklist newsblur again. But it took almost a month to get it back last summer. You can do it from here


Nice thinking, I also contacted them at that form.

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Seems it was working over the weekend, and now it’s not working again… WTF?

I’ve also contacted them at…

Some of my CL feeds have started to trickle in again…

Correction… a few feeds did trickl in but no significant progress since and new feeds cannot be added.

witnessing the same issue on my end