Newbie question - gmail and FB feeds not working

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Hi there

So far inreader looks like the perfect thing I have been looking for but I can't get either my gmail feed or a facebook feed to work. Sorry if this has been covered already, I have done a search on both but to no avail



So i have followed instructions to create an RSS feed for my facebook which creates the following:



when I try to add this I get this error 


Facebook Syndication Error

by Facebook.com via
This feed URL is no longer valid




I tried validating this feed (no idea what that means really!) but it showed the following output with errors in yellow...



  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  2. <rss version="2.0"
  3.      xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/"
  4.      xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
  5.    >
  6.  <channel>
  7.    <title></title>
  8.    <link></link>
  9.    <description></description>
  10.    <language>en-us</language>
  11.    <category domain="Facebook">SyndicationErrorFeed</category>
  12.    <generator>Facebook Syndication</generator><docs>http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification</docs>
  13.    <lastBuildDate>Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:22:23 -0700</lastBuildDate>
  14.    <webMaster>webmaster@facebook.com</webMaster>
  15.    <item>
  16.      <guid>http://www.facebook.com/feeds/syndication_error.php#336bfd23eda58a37d2cc1fec11053e0b_</guid>
  17.      <title><![CDATA[Facebook Syndication Error]]></title>
  18.      <link>http://www.facebook.com/feeds/syndication_error.php#336bfd23eda58a37d2cc1fec11053e0b_</link>
  19.      <description><![CDATA[This feed URL is no longer valid. Visit this page to find the new URL, if you have access: <a href='"https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10150511423545550">https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10150511423545550</a>]]></description>'>
  20.      <pubDate>Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:22:23 -0700</pubDate>
  21.      <author>Facebook.com</author>
  22.      <dc:creator>Facebook.com</dc:creator>
  23.    </item>
  24.  </channel>
  25.  <access:restriction relationship="allow" xmlns:access="http://www.bloglines.com/about/specs/fac-1.0" />
  26. </rss>

eek! help not sure about this. Any advice greatly appreciated!





With gmail I get a different problem. I've tried adding this feed :




Or just clicking on the rss icon from my inbox (i have the RSS subscription extension for chrome installed and set up for inoreader) and both time i get the following:


"There are issues with this feed. Please check it and resubscribe if necessary. More information."


I click through for more information which again validates the feed and its says


"It looks like this is a web page, not a feed. I looked for a feed associated with this page, but couldn't find one. Please enter the address of your feed to validate.



SOrry this post is a bit hideous and hope I'm not asking annoying newbie questions! Would be really gratefull if I can sort these two problems and Finally have Everything in on e place! hehe


All the best 



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Unfortunately facebook allows you only to subscribe to your timeline RSS feed. You can't subscribe to other users feeds if they are not public like ours -

More info about how to generate RSS feed from your facebook notifications you can find here - https://www.facebook.com/help/212445198787494


Gmail feeds required authentication.

More info about adding Gmail feeds you can find here - http://forum.inoreader.com/index.php?/topic/2263-read-gmail-email-wlabel-in-inoreader/?hl=authentication#entry8695

I need to tell you that the "password protected feeds" is not free feature in Inoreader. You need to have Plus or Pro subscription to be able to subscribe for such feeds.   

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