Of course not. So Mac OS X Mail can receive not only mail but articles or headlines from RSS news feeds, too — and you can even have them appear in your Inbox together with the email newsletters.
Read RSS News Feeds in Mac OS X Mail
To add an RSS news feed to your Mac OS X Mail:
- Select File | Add RSS Feeds... from the menu.
- If you have the desired feed bookmarked in Safari:
- Choose Browse Feeds in Safari Bookmarks.
- Use Collections and the search field to locate the desired RSS news feed or feeds.
- Make sure the boxes of all feeds you want to read in Mail are checked.
- Click Add.
- To add a feed not bookmarked in Safari:
- Choose Specify a custom feed URL.
- Copy and paste the RSS news feed's address from your browser.
- Click OK.
Read RSS News Feed Items in Your Mac OS X Mail Inbox
To see new articles from a feed in your Mac OS X Mail Inbox:
- Open the feed under RSS in the mailbox list.
- Click the up arrow.
Click the down arrow in the feed's folder under Inbox to remove it from the inbox (but not Mac OS X Mail altogether).
Read RSS News Feeds Grouped by Folder in Mac OS X Mail
To read multiple feeds grouped together:
- Click the + button at the mailbox list's bottom.
- Select New Mailbox... from the menu.
- Make sure RSS (or a sub-folder thereof if desired) is selected under Location:.
- Type the desired name (say, "Morning Tea Reading").
- Click OK.
- Move all desired RSS news feeds to the folder.
- Open the folder to read items from all feeds in it.