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ITS RSS Feed

About the ITS RSS Feed & How to Subscribe

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) saves you time. It notifies you when there is new material at websites of interest to you, without you needing to visit the websites to check for updates.

It's also very easy to set up, and once you do it once, there's nothing else you need to do to maintain your subscription.

Available RSS Feed from ITS

How To Set Up an RSS Subscription

Quick RSS Setup Instructions

Set up your RSS feed based on how you prefer to read news:

Read New Posts In Your Email

Best for: Folks who spend a lot of their time in their email. If you can't remember to click a button in your Web browser often enough, but you're always on top of (or slowly drowning in) your email, this is the method for you. After a quick one-time setup, each new announcement will appear as if it is an unread email message, so you'll be sure to see it.

Not all email programs offer RSS subscription capabilities. Follow the instructions below for Outlook or Gmail. If you need instructions for a program not included here, and it does offer RSS subscriptions, do a Web search for RSS and the name of your email program to get setup instructions.

Outlook

  1. From the Tools or File tab, choose Account Settings.
  2. Select the RSS Feeds tab to switch to it.
  3. Click “New”. The New RSS Feed dialog box pops up.
  4. Copy and paste the URL for the RSS feed:
    • For ITS System Status, use http://its.virginia.edu/feeds/systemstatus.xml
  5. Click Add. You'll then be presented with some options to change delivery locations, etc. When you're satisfied, click OK.
  6. Then exit out of the Account Settings screen.

Gmail

  1. From the links in the upper right corner of the Gmail window, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings interface, select the Web Clips tab.
  3. On the left pane of the Web Clips window, in the field labeled “Search by topic or URL”: copy and paste the URL for the RSS feed:
    • For ITS System Status, use http://its.virginia.edu/feeds/systemstatus.xml
  4. Click Add to add it to your Gmail account.

Read New Posts In Your Web Browser

Best for: Folks who spend a lot of time in their Web browser. If you can remember to click a button in your browser, you can stay abreast of updates by scanning the headlines of new entries.

These instructions are for the latest versions of Firefox and Safari, but should be fairly accurate regardless of version. If your browser is not listed here, you may want to do a Web search for RSS and the name of Web browser to get setup instructions.

Firefox

  1. Anytime you're surfing the Web and see something to which you'd like to subscribe, add the desired RSS feed to Firefox by clicking on the website's RSS link (it will have the RSS icon RSS icon beside it) or by copying and pasting the URL for the desired RSS feed...
    • ITS System Status: http://its.virginia.edu/feeds/systemstatus.xml
    ...directly into Firefox’s URL address field at the top.
  2. Then click Subscribe Now. Firefox's Add Live Bookmark dialog box will appear. You can choose to have headlines display in your browser’s Bookmarks dropdown menu (default selection), or in the Bookmarks Toolbar.
    • If you chose the Bookmarks dropdown menu: Anytime you’d like to check for updates, simply go to your Firefox Bookmarks and mouse over the title of the RSS feed (in this case, “ITS System Status”) and the latest headlines will appear.
    • If you chose the Bookmarks Toolbar: Make sure yours is turned on to display. From the View menu, select Toolbars, then Bookmarks Toolbar. Any RSS feeds you've bookmarked will then always appear across the top of your browser, just beneath the URL. Just mouse over the title for the latest headlines.

Safari

  1. Anytime you're surfing the Web and see something to which you'd like to subscribe, add the desired RSS feed to Safari by clicking once on the website's RSS link (it will have the RSS icon RSS icon beside it) or by copying and pasting the URL for the RL for the desired RSS feed...
    • ITS System Status: http://its.virginia.edu/feeds/systemstatus.xml
    ...directly into Safari’s URL address field at the top.
  2. From the Bookmarks menu, select Add Bookmark to save the feed link.

Anytime you'd like to check for updates, simply click your mouse on the RSS feed title (in this case, “ITS System Status”) just under the browser's URL field, and Safari will open the blog page in a text-only format with the latest post(s) right on top.

  Page Updated: Monday 2017-03-27 22:13:57 EDT