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RSS Feeds, best practices

CIT encourages RSS feeds to be created in a web browser, not Outlook email.

What is RSS?

RSS provides a convenient way for content publishers to distribute information in a standardized format. This standard format can be easily read via email, a web browser, or a dedicated RSS Reader. A common example of RSS content is sources of information such as news headlines (CNN or MSNBC, etc.) that are frequently updated.

CIT recommends using a dedicated reader or a web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc..) to hold the RSS subscription. Outlook is bloated when used to hold RSS subscriptions.

To delete an RSS feed subscription from Outlook:

1. Select the Backstage View (File) tab and from the Info category, select "Account Settings", "Account Settings..."


Each internet Browser will create an RSS feed a little differently. Users are encouraged to read\research RSS Feeds and use the option that most benefits your needs. Look for this symbol on a page that would be available for an RSS subscription:



Here is a Microsoft article that explains RSS feeds in depth.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/introduction-to-rss-HA001230463.aspx



Keywords:RSS Feeds   Doc ID:38196
Owner:Patricia T.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2014-03-05 14:05 CDTUpdated:2017-05-01 11:59 CDT
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