Why yes! It will.
At least that is what I have been feeling like, going round and round testing and trying.
I just finally figured out how the RSS and Site News feature are related here, and how to make them do what I wanted. It only took 3 days or so LOL!
Anyhow, hopefully it is now working the way I want, without further (or at least too many further) tweaks.
Hitting send now is a test! ;)