With its message-based system of displaying feeds, along with the ability to search the content of all the RSS messages you receive, Windows Live Mail is a reasonably good RSS feed reader. One weak spot is its process for subscribing to feeds, which you do by clicking the Feeds icon in the lower left corner of the Windows Live Mail window and then clicking Add Feed. You then see a dialog box that asks for a single piece of information: the URL of the RSS feed. Windows Live Mail doesn't offer to visit the site or seek out the URL in any other fashion; you need to know it already. For this reason, the better way to add RSS feeds is to set up your subscriptions in Internet Explorer. For details, see "Working with RSS Feeds and Web Slices" on page 207. Windows Live Mail and Internet Explorer share the same RSS subscription information .
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