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This is XMission's customizable web portal for XMission customers. A "portal" provides access to a broad array of services and information in one place. XMission's portal includes tabs which you can customize with "RSS" or "Atom" feeds showing headlines from other web sites. It also provides XMission-specific channels with information about your account status, quota, email, and bandwidth usage.
When you first login to the portal you will be assigned a default layout similar to the page you see when you aren't logged-in. After logging-in you will be able to add, delete, and re-arrange channels and panes. You will also be able to see your account information and edit default site preferences.
Use the portal to gain access to information from your favorite news, entertainment, and technology web sites, or any other web site that offers their content using the popular RSS or Atom outputs. Also use it to easily view your XMission account status and other XMission-related information.
is a format for easily distributing content like news headlines on the
Web in "feeds." Wikipedia.org
describes it thusly, "RSS simply repackages the content as a list of data
items, such as the date of a news story, a summary of the story and a link to
it." An "RSS feed" is simply the RSS content from a web site that can be
grabbed and displayed elsewhere, like in XMission's portal.
Atom is similar to RSS in that it's based on XML, but uses its own standard to define the fields that make up its information.
Once you login you will see navigation buttons at the top of each channel. Use these to change the position of channels or remove channels. Use your "layout preferences" to add channels or to rearrange panes.
Go to the 'Submit A Feed' tab and submit the URL for your RSS or Atom feed. Then, use your preferences to add the channel to your layout. If the feed is suitable for all viewers, it will be made available to all users of the portal.
XMission encrypts the portal session with SSL because the portal needs you to login with your XMission username and password since your account information is accessible once you login.