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Feedburner – Change Email Subject Line

feedburner-logo Feedburner is one of the most popular feed management solution that is available today for absolutely free of charge. But because it is free and now owned by Google, the users had to make certain compromises when it came to features. For example for a long time everyone was crying out loud for a way to change their feed email subject line that are automatically sent out from Feedburner; and guess what? there was simply no way of doing that – the subject line was static!

But not anymore! Google adsense for Feeds blog has recently blogged about this new feature that feedburner was supposedly working on for some time. Now if you log in to your feedburner account and go to Publicize > Email Subscriptions > Email Branding, you will be able to change the title of the email that feedburner sends on your behalf and that’s not all, you will now be able to insert the title of your last post in the subject line using their predefined variables.

feedburner email subject line

How to Customize Feedburner Email Subject Line

Just follow the steps and you will be able to change your Feedburner email subject line in no time.

  • Step 1 - Login to your Feedburner account.
  • Step 2 - Go to Publicize > Email Subscriptions > Email Branding
  • Step 3 - Under Email Subject/Title, write what you want your email subject line to be. For example, if you wish to insert the title of your last post you can use ${lastestitemTitle}. So a nice title would be: Your Blog Name – ${lastestitemTitle} (or any other way you prefer).
  • Step 4 - If you have more than one post on a day, then you can also include additional information on the subject line. Check the option, “Change Subject when email has 2 or more…” and it will give you an additional field to refine your subject line.

    Examples
    Your Blog Name: ${latestItemTitle}
    Your Blog Name: “${latestItemTitle}” plus ${m} more
    Your Blog Name (in this message: ${n} new items)

So what are you waiting for? Check out Feedburner today and customize your feed email subject line!


2 Comments

  • Reply Vic |

    Hello Saad,

    Thanks for this very useful information about FeedBurner. I was actually searching for any information on how to change the template of the email sent to subscriber using FeedBurner. My problem is that when feed is sent to subscriber, especially to Yahoo emails, the formatting doesn’t show spacing.

  • Reply Andrew Walsh |

    Nice post; this really helps brand your Feedburner emails. I think you have a typo on step 3, however. It says “lastestitemTitle” when it should be “lastitemTitle”

So, what do you think ?