YT Email

YT Email is a service that sends e-mail notifications for YouTube video uploads.

Back in 2020, Google decided to discontinue e-mail notifications for YouTube. My workflow involved using those e-mails as a TODO list in my inbox, so I built a small tool to keep my workflow untouched. I’ve built it with PHP 7.4 and Symfony 5.1, and released the first version in Oct 2020. The integration involved OAuth2 for user authentication (Login with Google) and PubSub to receive the notifications from YouTube. Users could also import subscriptions from their YouTube accounts.

In August 2023, I rewrote everything with Java 17 + Spring 6, as a learning exercise, and it is now the current version in production. The service never had many users, but I still use the e-mails daily on my workflow.