Email accounts being blocked at work and universities is not new, but geeks have always crafted newer techniques to circumvent these barbs. Gmail is one such very popular online email client, reason enough to block its usage across corporate and study campuses.
We will demonstrate a technique to overcome this restriction using email feed trick.
For some of you this might be a news that, like every other page on internet even your gmail account have a feed address, but the problem is, it requires a authentication before your feed reader can fetch it and that provides the authentication to your email feeds.
Freemyfeed is one such service that provides a alternate feed address for web pages that needs authentication. So using freemyfeed you won’t need to put down your login credentials every time your gmail feed is fetched.
To get your unique feed id for gmail account, go to freemyfeed and put down the details as
feedurl – http://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom
user – gmail_user_id
password – gmail_password
then hit submit and you will get a alternate freemyfeed id for your gmail account, which you can then subscribe through any feed reader to read your emails on fly.
This same trick can even be used for accessing other popular email clients like Yahoo, MSN, etc. that are blocked behind firewalls and having email feed option.
Note: Remember accidental sharing of this feed URL can put your emails open for prying eyes.