If you aren't using Gnus already, put this in a file called ~/.gnus:

(setq gnus-select-method '(nnnil))

(setq gnus-secondary-select-methods
      '((nntp "feedbase"
             (nntp-open-connection-function nntp-open-tls-stream) ; feedbase does not do STARTTLS (yet?)
             (nntp-port-number 563) ; nntps
             (nntp-address ""))))

Start Gnus (M-x gnus), go to the server buffer (^), move point to the line that says feedbase, press RET and then subscribe (u) to the feeds you want to read. Exit the server (q) and the server buffer (q), get new news (g) and you're ready to go!


Here is a screencast showing how to set up Thunderbird to use Feedbase:

(5m47s, 1280x720, 32 MB)


Most feeds include HTML, so slrn needs to be configured with a script to display HTML:

In your ~/.slrnrc put these lines:

set use_metamail 0
after installing the Python module html2text (Debian package: python3-html2text) and putting in some appropriate place.

Then start slrn by running:

$ slrn -h snews://

There you go!