I have been monitoring the comments posted in the online survey about the Plus Edition e-mail messages. (See http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2009/05/changes-required-in-the-plus-edition-email-newsletter.html.) One thing that caught my eye is that several Plus Edition subscribers wrote "I would read it if the Plus Edition newsletter were available via RSS" or similar words. Actually, that has been available for nearly five years now. Apparently, not everyone knows that.
The Plus Edition RSS newsfeed is available at: http://eogn.com/wp/?feed=rss2.
However, in order for your RSS newsreader to fetch that newsfeed, it must be capable of entering your user name and password when retrieving the newsfeed. Most RSS newsreaders are not capable of doing that. A few RSS newsreaders do have that capability.
I use NetNewsWire RSS newsreader for Macintosh and it easily handles user names and passwords. I have been reading the Plus Edition newsletter for years by using the NetNewsWire RSS newsreader. I noticed that two Plus Edition subscribers stated that they also use NetNewsWire and are already reading the Plus Edition's RSS newsfeed. However, the majority of respondents didn't seem to know that it is already available.
If you are a Plus Edition reader and if you would like to read the Plus Edition newsletter in your favorite RSS newsreader, please consult the documentation for your newsreader to see if it supports user names and passwords.
Again, most RSS newsreaders do not do that although a few of them will do so. I do not have a list of which ones do handle user names and passwords versus the ones that do not. I can report, however, that NetNewsWire for Macintosh does handle user names and passwords properly. You only have to enter your user name and password one time, the software stores that information on your hard drive and uses it each time it retrieves data from http://eogn.com/wp/?feed=rss2.
NetNewsWire is an excellent RSS newsreader for Macintosh that is available free of charge at: http://www.newsgator.com/individuals/netnewswire/default.aspx.