RSS (most commonly translated as "Really Simple Syndication" but sometimes "Rich Site Summary") is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a "feed", "web feed", or "channel") includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship.
Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place.
RSS feeds can be read using software called an "RSS reader", "feed reader", or "aggregator", which can be web based , desktop based, or mobile-device-based. A standardized XML file format allows the information to be published once and viewed by many different programs.
An RSS Feed provides instant information to the subscriber. The user subscribes to a feed by entering into the reader the feed's URL or by clicking an RSS icon in a web browser that initiates the subscription process. The RSS reader checks the user's subscribed feeds regularly for new work, downloads any updates that it finds, and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds.
Yes. Existing customers are encouraged to subscribe to the feed. Essent provides RSS feeds on mulitple pages of our website including Support, News, Blogs, and Webinars.
Essent customers will be notified as needed about important support notices such as product updates, upgrades and general support information. Customers may find it easier to receive direct communication via RSS rather than checking on the website. In some cases, information will only be communicated through the Essent Website.
To subscribe to our RSS Feed, navigate to Support, News, Blogs, or Webinars and click on the orange icon in the sidebar. Some web browsers may first require you to download an RSS Reader such as Feedly.
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