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Chapter 18. Exploring the Web with Inter... > Setting the Feed Update Schedule

Setting the Feed Update Schedule

Most websites that offer you a feed update it at the same time as, or soon after, the site posts new content. The frequency with which this occurs varies widely: once a day, once a week, several times a day, or even several times an hour.

By default, Internet Explorer checks for an updated feed once per day. Checking once a day is a reasonable schedule for sites that post new content once or twice a day or every couple of days. However, it’s not an efficient schedule for feeds that update much more or much less frequently. For example, if a feed updates only once a week, it’s wasteful for Internet Explorer to check the feed every day. On the other hand, if a feed updates many times during a day, you might not see a time-sensitive post until it is too late or you might face a daunting number of posts to read. You can make a feed more efficient or easier to read by setting up a custom refresh schedule that suits the feed. Here are the steps to follow:


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