Problem with Craigslist and Ebay feeds


I have some Ebay searches that I track with RSS… recently, attempts to add new feeds error out with
“This address does not point to an RSS feed or a website with an RSS feed.”

Existing feed on my Newsblur works fine…

Can’t add this new one… it’s the same exact search with one character altered in my search to test…

Craigslist RSS feeds no longer working

Update… confirmed it’s a Newsblur issue…

  • I tried adding a feed to a different RSS service and confirmed they are functioning properly.
  • I also noticed my existing Ebay feeds aren’t updating with new entries.



  • Existing feeds no longer receiving new entries.
  • Also happening with Craigslist.
  • I tried adding a feed to a different RSS service and confirmed they are functioning properly.


I’m seeing the same results. I have a folder comprised of Craigslist and eBay feeds, and couldn’t figure out why nothing there had been updating.


Also having issues with Craigslist feeds… please help!



  • Ebay feeds seem to be working again… uncertain if partially or completely.
  • Craigslist feeds still completely quiet.


It’s on Craigslist’s side. This happens every few months. It’ll take a few days but their feeds will return to normal as they always do. I personally have a few CL feeds that I watch and have seen this happen half a dozen times before. I don’t know what is going on on their end but it looks like they are rate-limiting NewsBlur. I could put in some of my own rate limits to CL feeds, but I don’t think anybody wants that.

Can't add Craigslist feed?

No, my last CL feed came through ten days ago now. I think this is something more substantial. Personally, I really have no use for a subscription if this isn’t working. Please advise.


this tweet from @newsblur is encouraging users to ask CL to whitelist newsblur.

fwiw, I’ve also noticed that a bunch of VPN servers I use are also getting blocked by CL too


Yes, please contact Craigslist and vouch for NewsBlur. They need to whitelist NewsBlur.



Subject: please whitelist Newsblur for RSS!
Hi - I read Craigslist daily via RSS using Newsblur's excellent service. They are currently blocked by Craigslist... can you please whitelist them. Thanks!



  • Craigslist feeds starting rolling in yesterday.
  • Ebay feeds still working fine.

All is well.