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Subscribing to an RSS Feed with WordPerfect MAIL

RSS, Really Simple Syndication, is a system designed for distributing syndicated news from popular websites like CNN, Wired, BBC, Motley Fool, and others. It is also used to distribute other Web content.

The advantage of receiving news and other information using RSS is that you do not have to reveal your email address to the provider. RSS feeds behave like standard email messages, appearing as line items in the Message List, but you must click on a link in the message itself (in the Preview pane) to view the actual content of the RSS feed.

WordPerfect Mail comes with a default RSS feed, from CNET News.com, which appears under Smart Groups in the Navigation pane. You can add additional predefined RSS feeds, or create your own using the Smart Groups Wizard.

To add an RSS Feed Smart Group:

  1. From the Configure menu, choose Smart Groups, and click Add in the Configuration dialog box.
    Alternatively, you can right-click Smart Groups in the Navigation pane, and choose New Smart Group in the popup menu. Both actions open the Smart Groups Wizard.
  2. Select RSS feed as the type of Smart Group, and click Next.
  3. Scroll down the list to view the available RSS feeds, and select one by clicking on it. OR
    Scroll to the bottom of the list to create your own RSS feed.
  4. Under Custom RSS Feed, enter a subscription title.
    You can use whatever title you want. This will be the name of the Smart Group, and it will appear under Smart Groups in the Navigation pane and in the Configuration dialog box under Smart Groups.
  5. Enter a URL address for the RSS feed.
    The URL should be available on the website offering the RSS Feed.
  6. Enter a description of the site or service.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Select one of the Lifecycle options, and click Finish.