Ever since Craigslist shuttered their RSS feeds, I’ve been looking for a alternative way to receive alerts. Earlier this week, I remembered that NewsBlur provides the ability to parse email newsletters as RSS feeds (just another amazing feature that’ll keep me paying for this service for many years to come! ).
After setting up the basic flow (CL Saved Search > Gmail > Auto-forward to Newsblur), it mostly works! The only issue I’m facing is that the thumbnail images attached to each listing are parsed in some stories but not in others. I can’t imagine why this would happen because in both the pass/fail case, the images do appear when I open the email in Gmail, and the source formatting seems pretty much identical. Any ideas for what might be causing this issue?
Example: the following email is parsed correctly (with inline images retained):
Whereas this one loses its images: