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Creating a New Email from RSS Feed is a useful feature to retrieve content (blog posts, news, etc) from the internet and insert it into your emails.

This is especially useful when creating email newsletters.

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Add an RSS

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Decide which RSS feed you want to use for your newsletter. The RSS feed may be from your blog, for e.g. the MailUp Blog has this RSS feed: http://blog.mailup.com/feed/, or from another website, such as RSS feed weather information from The Weather Channel.

Now, in Email > New > From RSS Feed, you have to choose an RSS template. You can choose a default template or upload your own newsletter template (view this page on how to upload your own template).

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To add an RSS feed, go to Settings > List Settings > Preferences > RSS. For more information on how to add an RSS feed, view this page.

Step 2: Select an RSS Template

Choose from a selection of default RSS templates, which you can later customize in the Email editor, or create and upload your own custom template.

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For content from RSS feeds to be displayed in your email you have to add RSS-specific dynamic tags in your email. In order for your email to retrieve the RSS information correctly, you must include the appropriate dynamic tags

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Select the RSS feed to be retrieved into your email template:

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Templates can be found under Settings > List preferences settings > RSSTemplates.   For more infoinformation on Templates, view this page.

 

Select what content will be included in your email and choose the respective position the blog articles will have in your email.

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Step 3: Select the RSS Feed and Choose the Order

Once you select the RSS feed from the drop-down menu, the page will show the retrieved content. Based on the layout of your email, you can choose the order (i.e. position) in which the content is displayed.

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Step 4: Create the Email

Click on Create message. The email should have retrieved the content from RSS. In the Email editor you can further edit and optimize your email.