Download the installer from here. Differences between v1.2.0.90 and v1.2.0.112 below

  • FEATURE: Support for Atom 0.3 syndication format
  • FEATURE: Instances of RSS Bandit can now be synchronized using WebDAV, FTP or a file share. The data is transfered in a ZIP file containing information about the current state of your search folders, flagged items, replied items, subscribed feeds and read/unread messages. This is extremely useful for people who use RSS Bandit on different computers like from home and work or from school and home.
  • FEATURE: Ability to configure appearance of MSN Messenger style popup windows in the system tray when new items show up on a per feed basis. Also the ability to turn this feature on and off now available from the context menu in the system tray.
  • FEATURE: Browser address bar has autocomplete functionality
  • FEATURE: RSS Bandit now translated to the following languages; English, German, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese and Polish. If the language configured on your machine is one of these then all text should appear in your target language.
  • FEATURE: Online documentation now provided and is available from Help menu. This is a work in progress but all the information for figuring out the basics of using RSS Bandit is available now.
  • FEATURE: Logos and other distinguishing images from websites that provide them in their feed now displayed in the details pane.
  • FEATURE: Feeds imported from an OPML file can now be imported into a specific category.
  • FEATURE: Export to OPML now contains htmlUrl and description attributes in elementsfor each feed.
  • FEATURE: Custom stylesheets for rendering feeds can now reference external .css or image file(s)
  • FEATURE: Added one more commandline option '-c[ulture]:', e.g. '-culture:"ru-RU"' forces to start the russian UI.
  • FIXED: If executing/downloading ActiveX controls is disabled, warning message(s) no longer displayed about sites with ActiveX controls.
  • FIXED: Speed improvements in behavior of [Next Unread Item] button.
  • FIXED: Alert balloon in system tray pops up too frequently.
  • FIXED: UI hangs temporarily if a tree node is clicked for a feed that hasn't been downloaded before.
  • FIXED: Clicking on links with mailto: or news: URL schemes opened a new browser tab.
  • FIXED: Certain feed URLs not being updated if they had mixed case (e.g. or were malformed (e.g. http:/
  • FIXED: Issue with screen font resolutions other than 96dpi.
  • FIXED: Exception on accessing feeds secured with windows authentication. Now the default credentials are correctly used.
  • FIXED: Closing a web browser tab on slow sites could cause hundrets of new browser tabs opened, or exception.
  • FIXED: startup issue on Windows 98/ME systems
  • FIXED: DTDs not used for resolving entities in RSS feeds. This mostly affected RSS 0.91 feeds
  • FIXED: Memory footprint reduced (5 to 15 percent), some speed improvements
  • FIXED: Various issues with deleting search folders.


Tuesday, May 4, 2004 2:03:19 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
It's the best aggregator y ever use.
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 2:19:41 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
>FIXED: If executing/downloading ActiveX controls is disabled, warning message(s) no longer displayed about sites with ActiveX controls.

However, if it was disabled in the previous version, the new version crashes on startup with Method not found: Void IEControl.HtmlControl.set_SilentModeEnabled(Boolean).

(I re-installed the old version, set the option to allow ActiveX controls, re-installed 112 and it started up OK)

(I'd post this on the forum except that it won't let me log in, for some reason) (soulhand)
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 2:39:43 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Keep getting "Object not set to instance" error during intallation... (Rob Mc)
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 3:51:02 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
The 'Object not set to an instance' issue is a bug in the Visual Studio.NET MSI uninstaller which occurs if an error while uninstalling RSS Bandit. The best thing I've seen that works is removing all RSS Bandit install data from your machine using the following advice from Torsten -

"After a non-successfull install it (MSI) should apply a rollback of all actions. But don't know, maybe it was not really clean. So lookup a folder in your Windows installation folder named Installer (my machine path is "C:\WINDOWS\Installer"). Look for any file there that has a date as you installed Bandit. There are *.msi, *.msp files as long as folders with names looking like GUID's. All files/folder referring to Bandit should be deleted.
Next, Start (via Run...) regedit.exe and select/open the hive
there search for the string "RssBandit". If you find a node named {FA963C35-94FB-41F1-BEC8-E7C5AD3922A0} or similar, delete it. If you find more nodes like this, delete them also (maybe older versions).
Delete now the path mentioned above (C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\AppData\RssBandit). If you want, keep the feedlist.xml and maybe other files like flagitems.xml, replyitems.xml etc. in a separate folder. You can copy them later back over."
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 4:27:35 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Thanks for the help. However, I was able to successfully install when I selected to install for only my profile and not "Everyone" in the MSI prompts. Not sure why this worked...?
Rob Mc
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 5:25:42 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
The MissingMethodException crash on startup occured if you upgraded from a beta release to the original installer for v1.2.0.112. I've refreshed the installer so if you download it again this problem should no longer show up.

Thanks for using RSS Bandit.
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 5:35:40 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Forgot to mention improved keyboard support for english versions. ;)
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 7:49:09 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
This is pretty cool. My only suggestion would be some forced auto-updating of the remote storage. Update on shutdown and on some regular interval while Rssbandit is running so I don't have to remember to click upload before I go home in the evening. :-)
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 4:19:42 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Love RSSBandit and especially the features in the new release. I do recieve an error when trying to use the FTP upload feeds function. I get an error that says the feedlist.xml file is missing from the \Application Data\RssBandit\ folder. Any ideas?

- Jeff
PS. Sorry if this isn't the correct place to post this.
Thursday, May 6, 2004 6:54:19 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Installed the new version, but as with version .90, the option to use IE's proxy server settings do not work. Furthermore, even when I manually put in a proxy configuration, some of the RSS feeds that were working in the older version (with a manual proxy setting) now do not download, and get proxy authentication error message. Please let me know what additional info I can provide. (Bob)
Monday, May 10, 2004 8:09:48 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I too am having trouble with the proxy settings. None of them work other than manually setting them, but then, for some reason half the feeds don't download. Please, any ideas? Or, how can I revert back to version

Thursday, May 13, 2004 5:07:54 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
We don't support using proxy configuration scripts so if you IE proxy settings depend on those then RSS Bandit won't pick them up. There also is an issue with the fact that we don't use proxy settings for WebDAV support. I'll refresh the installer with this fix over the weekend.
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