If your institution uses a proxy server, you should be aware of changes in the way EBSCO RSS Alert feed formats are handled.
RSS Feeds - Proxy information is not appended to the link for an RSS feed, even if you specified a Proxy for Persistent Links in the Linking Tab in EBSCOadmin. The RSS feed does not require EBSCO authentication.
Links to Articles published on the RSS Feed - Proxy information is appended to the links to articles within the feed, if you specify a Proxy for Persistent Links in the Linking Tab in EBSCOadmin. Access to articles published on EBSCO Alert RSS feeds do require EBSCO authentication.