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RSS and Mailing Lists

What is RSS?

RSS is a format for publishing news and other frequently updated content.  Users subscribe to an RSS feed by typing the RSS link into a reader.  The reader checks a user's subscribed feeds regularly for new content.  Any updates that are found are then downloaded. The advantage to using RSS feeds is that a user may select different types of information from a variety of web sites and view them all at the same time through an RSS reader.

Web-Based Readers

Use the links below to subscribe to these popular news readers:

You may also subscribe by typing http://www.cmu.edu/computing/rss/news.rss into your favorite reader.

Outlook 2010 or 2013's Reader

Follow these steps to subscribe to news feeds:

  1. Select File > Account Settings > Account Settings.
  2. On the RSS Feeds tab, click New.
  3. In the New RSS Feed dialog box, type or paste http://www.cmu.edu/computing/rss/news.rss.
  4. Click Add. The new feed will now appear in your RSS Feeds folder in both Mail and Folder List views.

Outlook 2007's Reader

Follow these steps to subscribe to news feeds:

  1. Select Tools > Account Settings.
  2. On the RSS Feeds tab, click New.
  3. In the New RSS Feed dialog box, type or paste http://www.cmu.edu/computing/rss/news.rss.
  4. Click Add. The new feed will now appear in your RSS Feeds folder in both Mail and Folder List views.

Mailing Lists

Subscribe to the following mailing lists and receive the latest computing news directly in your Inbox. Follow these steps:

  1. Select the link(s) below for the mailing list(s) to which you'd like to subscribe. The appropriate Andrew Mailman mailing list subscription page will be displayed in a new window.

    Note: Scroll down and click the Log in via login.cmu.edu button (right side of page) to sign in and have the page automatically complete your email address.
  • compserv-security - receive the latest security threats, such as viruses, operating system vulnerabilities and notifications when major security updates are available for popular software and operating systems.
  • dept-computing-group - highly technical information that is geared to campus departmental administrators.

Last Updated: 8/29/13