An RSS Feed lets you keep track of your favorite websites. When you subscribe for their feed, their newest content comes to your inbox.
What is an RSS Feed? RSS, or Real Simple Syndication, (simply defined) is a way for websites to distribute their content. With Feeds you can authorize a website to send you their updates on a regular basis, directly to your email’s inbox, your favorite news reader and even your cell phone.
This is a great way for you to keep track of your favorite websites without having to go to them, if you subscribe for their feed, their newest content comes to you!
With SearchAmelia we often put the following information at the bottom of our articles:
If you want to receive our daily updates, there are TWO things you need to do.
First: Simply enter the email address you would like us to use to send you our daily articles automatically each morning.
Second: …and this is the step everyone seems to miss – we will send you an email confirming your request. You MUST confirm that you are requesting our Feed. Otherwise, anyone can enter your email address and you would begin receiving unsolicited mail. The confirmation will come to the email address you provide almost instantly, so if you do not see it in your in-box, check your spam folder. It is that simple! (Real Simple Syndication!)
One more thing – I volunteer for a number of organization around Fernandina Beach and suddenly I was receiving “newsletter” type emails from people and businesses that I did not request. That means someone has taken the contact list of a group I associate with and added my email address to their list of mail recipients without my permission. Unsolicited commercial email is SPAM! Suddenly I was getting the same newsletter, that I never requested, in three different email addresses that I use. Many email marketing services such as “Constant Contact” for example, find this action in violation of their terms of service.
(If this has happened to you, just click on the “unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of the email in question.)
SearchAmelia will NOT do this to you – that is why the confirmation is so important! (We also will not sell or share our email database.)