We pull in your RSS feed to your campaign based on the timestamp on your RSS feed. Please check your RSS feed to make sure that your timestamps are correct. If they are, contact us and we'll take a look at what is happening.

Below is an example of the correct setup for your RSS feed. Please note that the pubDate is in English.

<channel>
    <title>MailChimp Blog</title>
    <link>http://www.mailchimp.com/blog</link>
    <description>MailChimp, email marketing, and monkeys!</description>
    <pubDate>Tue, 16 Sep 2010 15:55:58 +0000</pubDate>

    <generator>http://wordpress.org/?v=2.3.1</generator>
    <language>en</language>
            <item>
        <title>osCommerce and Joomla Plugins for MailChimp</title>
        <link>http://www.mailchimp.com/blog/oscommerce-and-joomla-plugins-for-mailchimp/</link>
        <comments>http://www.mailchimp.com/blog/oscommerce-and-joomla-plugins-for-mailchimp/#comments</comments>

        <pubDate>Tue, 16 Sep 2010 15:55:58 +0000</pubDate>
        <dc:creator>Ben</dc:creator><br />

We'll pull in the date for any of these tags : 'pubDate', 'pubdate', 'published', 'created', 'updated', 'date' (in that order).

When you first set up an RSS campaign, we'll show the last post as an example if you haven't added an article in a few days. If this is your first send, we'll only send the posts from 24 hours before your campaign was activated for daily, from the last 7 days for weekly and the past 30 days for monthly.

If you have a password protected blog or RSS feed, use the following format for your RSS feed URL on the RSS Feed step of the Campaign Builder: http://user:pass@yourblog.com/feed/

 • Replace user with the full username used to access your RSS feed and replace pass with the full password used to access your RSS feed. Be sure to replace the information after the @ symbol with your actual feed URL.

If you add a password protected RSS feed URL and don't use the format above, you'll see an error and we'll be unable to access the feed in order to pull in your content.


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