Community Knowledge Base

Adding New RSS Feeds

To subscribe to a new RSS feed, click Cog and select Add from the dropdown menu. Adding a feed requires two pieces of information:

  • Name - A friendly name for the RSS feed. Typically, you'll want to make this a short name so you can easily find it. You can use a backslash character to make the feed appear in a subdirectory, such as in News\Fox News or Technology\Microsoft Updates.
  • URL - The URL for the website's RSS feed. Note: The RSS feed URL is not the same as the website URL. For example, the SmarterTools Blog can be found at, but the RSS feed for the blog is at

Finding a Site's RSS Feed

An RSS feed can usually be identified by an orange symbol like this:

RSS Symbol

When you see it on a website, clicking on the icon will usually direct you to that site's RSS feed. From there, you can simply copy the link and then paste it into SmarterMail to subscribe to the feed. If the site does not have the orange RSS feed symbol, try looking for a text link to the RSS feed. Text links to feeds may include any of the following terms: subscribe, syndicate, feed, RSS, xml, or atom. Note: Not all sites offer RSS feeds.