Iâ€™ve recently seen several references to something called RSS in relationship to Email spam. What is RSS?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) reader software can be useful in significantly reducing spam. A free download, RSS readers enable users to set up feeds from online resources that offer this technology. Whenever one of these resources is updated, a link appears in the userâ€™s RSS reader, not through an Email notification. This means educators donâ€™t need to subscribe to listservs, which are often vulnerable to spam, or constantly revisit sites to stay up-to-date. Conversely, if your school site offers RSS capability, parents, students, and staff can use an RSS reader to be notified of site updates without worrying about e-mail or listserv messages from the school being blocked by a spam filter.
Submitted by: Susan Brooks-Young
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