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.


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


I’ve also contacted them at…