The history of this service is all over the web, and its been limping practically since Google bought it, apparently. Its looked like its dead for a while now, but I'm making it official now. It's a damn shame that decent free services are so hard to come by. Granted, I can be a cheapskate, but I really don't want to be forced into overspending on something basic. An RSS to email service, in this case.
What can I say, I'm a South African through and through. We tend to pinch our pennies, and when shit hits the fan, we make a plan...even if the fan is off due to load-shedding.
I did my research and eventually found Nourish, an email marketing service which allows you to send out daily, weekly, or monthly newsletters. These are compiled from your RSS feed and distributed to your email subscribers.
The free plan rocks, allowing you to send up to 1000 emails a week from multiple RSS feeds, and gives you unlimited subscribers. The paid plans look a bit pricy, but they have an affiliate program for their paying clientele so if you need more than the basics, Nourish could work out well for you.