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Smart Feeds

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sun May 15, 2016 8:13 pm

Subscribing to feeds is a powerful way to get updates from websites. Your email program probably supports feeds, so it's like getting the web page emailed straight to you! Like email, but better.
You can also use web browsers or dedicated feed readers if you like (great on mobile devices). You have been able to subscribe to feeds on BirdingNZ.net for a long time, and you still can, but and now we also have Smart Feeds. The beauty of this is that you can very easily customize what you want to be sent.
To get started, just click on the feed icon on the menu bar.
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Click the feed icon to start setting up your custom smart feed.
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The options from these should be fairly self-explanatory. Chose which fora you want. Then whether you want all posts, just the first of a topic, or just the ones you have bookmarked. You can even get your private messages (logging in registered members). Choose a format (some feed readers might not accept all formats, some are not fussy).
When you have set everything how you like just click on the Generate button and you'll get a link to copy into your feed reader, email client etc.
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Re: Smart Feeds

Postby Michael Szabo » Mon May 16, 2016 9:44 am

How do I copy and paste to my "newsreader"?
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Re: Smart Feeds

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Mon May 16, 2016 10:44 am

I'm sure you have the copy part sorted (select, ctr+c or right-click). So, do you want to get them in your email program (e.g. thunderbird or Outlook), or a web browser (see here for old, possibly outdated guide: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=303&p=2658), or a standalone application like RSSOwl (http://www.rssowl.org/)?
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Re: Smart Feeds

Postby Michael Szabo » Mon May 16, 2016 12:30 pm

Outlook
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Re: Smart Feeds

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Mon May 16, 2016 12:43 pm

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Re: Smart Feeds

Postby Michael Szabo » Mon May 16, 2016 1:08 pm

Unfortunately the Outlook example in that link looks nothing like the version on my computer.
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Re: Smart Feeds

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Mon May 16, 2016 1:26 pm

and what version is that?
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Re: Smart Feeds

Postby Michael Szabo » Mon May 16, 2016 3:11 pm

How do you tell which version it is?
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Re: Smart Feeds

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Mon May 16, 2016 3:21 pm

Click on File, then Help and it should say somewhere there if it is 2010 or another year/version.
Or, if you have a Help link at the top: On the Help menu, click About Microsoft Office Outlook.
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Re: Smart Feeds

Postby Michael Szabo » Mon May 16, 2016 4:04 pm

Okay, I found it under the Help menu link "About Outlook" which says it is Outlook 2004.
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