What is RSS?

What is RSS?

-- RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication. RSS allows you to access information such as news headlines, BLOGS etc without a browser. Visiting bookmarked websites can be time consuming specially if the site is graphics heavy. RSS allows a RSS reader to fetch the info from the website providing the RSS feed right in your email client or reader. No more visiting websites to check for updates. If the website supports RSS, then, just add the address in the client & your good to go.

How to view the HoboTraveler.com BLOG RSS feed?

-- There are a number of News Readers. This tutorial will cover the Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client [free software].

Download Thunderbird here:

Once the installation is complete, Thunderbird can be configured for RSS.

01] Click Tools > Account Settings

02] You will be presented with a Account Settings dialog box. click 'Add Account'

03] The Account Wizard will pop up. Select 'RSS News & Blogs' & click 'Next'

04] The Account Name can be anything, default is 'News & Blogs'. Click 'Next' & then 'Finish' to Save.

05] Next, on the left hand pane, right click 'RSS Feeds'. Click 'Manage Subscriptions' followed by 'Add'

06] Paste the address http://www.hobotraveler.com/atom.xml in the 'Feed URL' & click OK. The feed will then be verified.

07] Click OK close all the remaining Dialog Boxes.

Thats it! You can now receive an updated RSS feed from HoboTraveler BLOG. To receive new updates, right-click & select 'Get Messages for Account'


Thanks to Andrew for this explanation on how to use the Andy the Hobotraveler.com  blog