Documentation

Gnus

To connect to the Feedbase nntp server in Gnus, add this to your gnus-secondary-select-methods:

(nntp "feedbase.org"
  (nntp-open-connection-function nntp-open-tls-stream) ; feedbase does not do STARTTLS (yet?)
  (nntp-port-number 563) ; nntps
  (nntp-address "feedbase.org"))

Start Gnus (M-x gnus), go to the server buffer (^), move point to the line with feedbase.org, 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!

Thunderbird

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

(5m47s, 1280x720, 32 MB)

slrn

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

Then start slrn by running:

$ slrn -h snews://feedbase.org

There you go!