In Firefox I have my home page set to MyYahoo, and that lets you put any RSS feed onto the page. I have ePed showing up there alongside BBC news and so on. In Thunderbird you subscribe to an RSS feed by creating a Newsgroup or RSS acount.
The main difference is that in Firefox I see the latest 5 entries and this updates every couple of hours. In Thunderbird the RSS links are downloaded just like emails and so they remain in my inbox permanently until I delete them.
More info if you (or anyone else) wants it 🙂]]>
But for the first I just added a (experimental) rss-feed for the overview page on all courses:
Have a look at http://mms.uni-hamburg.de/eped/courses
and subscribe to http://mms.uni-hamburg.de/eped/feed.php