|How do RSS Feeds work?|
RSS (which stands for “Really
Simple Syndication”) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently
updated content such as blog entries or news headlines.
An RSS document, which is called a “feed,” “web feed,” or “channel,” contains either a summary of content or full text from a website. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with web sites in an automated manner that’s easier than checking them manually.
You will see a link at the top of each of these pages that says “ Sign up for RSS Feeds “.
When you click this link, a few things can happen. In most cases your browser will ask if you want to subscribe to this feed (in the case of Internet Explorer 7+, Safari, Firefox, or Opera). Alternatively, you may be asked to download a file. In this case, an external feed reader is necessary.
There are online options such as:
and others, or there are programs such as Outlook.
add the feed to Outlook, follow these instructions from Microsoft.