Basics of RSS

If you browse the internet for long enough, you’ll probably start noticing "RSS" buttons everywhere. RSS is a different way of looking at a webpage where only the headlines are shown. This list of headlines will update throughout the day as the website posts new information. A perfect example of this is any news site. If you head over to your favorite news site, find and click on an RSS button and you’ll be shown just a list of the latest news.

Now here’s where RSS gets interesting. There are programs available which can “subscribe” to these RSS feeds, and notify you of updates to your favorite websites. It’s a great way to stay up to date on any blog or news site.

For a tutorial on how to add an RSS feed to Mail, click this link.
If you find yourself loving RSS feeds and want something a little more powerful than Apple Mail for managing your feeds, give Google Reader a try.