Reading Bionic Tonic News As An RSS Feed

How to make the most of our RSS news feed.

The Advantage Of Using RSS Feeds

Simple. No spam, no viruses, just information you want.

If you have been on the internet for a couple of years or more you have probably seen a massive increase in the amount of spam emails. Current opinion estimates that up to 75% to 80% of all email traffic is spam. Combine that with the fact that emails are the most likely source viruses getiing into your computer...

Anything that reduces the incidences of spam and viruses is well worth considering.

How To Read RSS Feeds

All you have to do is copy the link from an RSS icon and paste it into your RSS Reader program. The RSS Reader program will periodically download the RSS feed and will display the new headlines much like your email program will display your subject lines. If you like one of the headlines, you can click on it and it will display a short description and a link to the entire article. If you want to read more, click the link and it will display the actual full article on the website.

Reading RSS Feeds in the Mozilla Thunderbird email client

  1. Right-click on the icon.
  2. Select Copy Shortcut (or Copy Link Location, depending on your browser).
  3. Start Mozilla Thunderbird.
  4. Click on Tools, then Account Settings...
  5. On the Account Settings dialog, choose Add Account.
  6. On the Account Wizard, choose RSS News and Blogs and then click Next.
  7. Enter Bionic Tonic News as the name for your account, then click Next
  8. Click Finish. Your new account should appear in the list of folders.
  9. Click OK to dismiss the Account Settings dialog.
  10. Right-click on it and then choose Manage Subscriptions.
  11. On the RSS Subcriptions dialog, click Add.
  12. On the Feed Properties dialog, paste the URL (Steps 1 & 2) into Feed URL.
  13. Check the 'Show article summary' option then click OK.
  14. Thunderbird will try to verify the feed. If you get an error, check the URL is correct.

That's it! You should now see the feed's headlines in the account you just created under a Bionic Tonic News folder.

Please Note: Mozilla Thunderbird is free and very easy to install over other popular email clients. It has great anti-spam features too.