Password-protected RSS feeds in Mail are a royal PITA to set up - basically Mail.app doesn’t support password authentication natively (or at least it doesn’t support entering the uid/passwords natively.) Here’s a sneaky work-around:
Add the feed into Mail.app as normal, and let it whinge about not having a password
Go to Safari, and set it to be the default RSS reader if it isn’t already
Drop the feed URL into the address field, and respond to the authentication challenge - and allow the details to be saved into your Keychain
Go back to Mail, where the feed will have automagically updated using the Keychain settings.
Apparently the “make Safari the default reader” step is optional, but your 1.609344 kilometerage may vary.
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