I want to add a couple of blogs (mainly blogspots) to evolution. I already installed the RSS plugin and looked up what url I need to give in for the rss feed (via http://davesaunders.net/2009/01/how-...-blogger-blog/

In this way, I give in the following url to follow the blogspot


But every time I do so, evolution seems to load something but hangs on 0%. Finally, I need to kill it because it doesn't react any more. I also tried the other options given by the first URL, but it doesn't help. NOw, how can I read RSS feeds in evolution please because it all seems so difficicult (in Kontact it worked like a charm I remember)


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You might be the victim of this bug

A short excerpt of the bug summary:

I use ubuntu 11.04.
The version of evolution is : 2.32.2-0ubuntu7
The version of rss-evolution is : 0.2.2-0ubuntu1

When I open evolution without option, It freezes after 2 seconds, but when I open evolution with the command "evolution --disable-eplugin", It works.
So I think plugin evolution-rss is the problem.
  • Ok, this seems to be an answer to my question. Is there another way to read RSS feeds in Evolution?
    – wouter205
    Sep 13, 2011 at 18:46
  • Don't know about plugin for evolution, but you can use Liferea Feed Reader from the repos. Sep 13, 2011 at 19:23
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    Thanx for your suggestion, but I figured out this myself in the meantime :-). A handy suggestion: add the rss feeds to google reader, then you can import this through liferea with your google account. In this way, you don't need to add them over again in your different devices
    – wouter205
    Sep 16, 2011 at 9:28

Adding RSS feeds to Evolution can be done by going to Edit->Preferences->News & Blogs

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Or, press the shortcut Shift+Ctrl+s and scroll down to select News & Blogs.

Next, Select Add and paste the URL into the field provided.

A new folder called "News and Blogs" will be created in the "On This Computer" section of the Evolution folder tree where your subscription feeds will be updated.


  • You must first install the plugin for this to work: sudo apt install evolution-rss Jul 10 at 12:15

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