How to push new posts right to your Mail account, or…

…setting up an RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feed for the first time.

Today an instructor asked how he could read this blog from his email, so I thought that I should post here a quick tutorial on using the RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feed for this blog.

Many people prefer to read blog posts from their email accounts rather than going to several websites to see what’s new.  This is far more convenient, and while you may miss the aesthetic refinement of your favorite blog, all the content can be delivered right to your inbox.  It’s rather like having a subscription to a magazine rather than traveling to different magazine stands.  Let’s get started.

First, click the RSS – Posts link under the “Subscribe to the MA Library” heading on the right of the page.


Next, choose the program with which you would like to receive posts, and click Subscribe Now (I’ll use Mail as the default choice for the rest of this tutorial).


Third, make sure that the feed is for (a), choose whether or not you want your feed to show up in your inbox (otherwise it shows up in Mail’s left hand menu as MA Library and you can click that) (b), and then click Add (c).


Now, check Mail and you should see and new header for RSS, and beneath that MA Library.  And now you’ve successfully set up a RSS feed to your Mail account.  Additionally, these steps should be approximate to the steps you would take for other email accounts.  My personal Gmail account has about 15 RSS feeds to blogs I like to read!


I hope this has been helpful, and please do email me with any questions, or find me in the library!

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