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RSS feeds in Outlook

RSS feeds in Outlook

What is RSS**?**

An RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed is an online file that contains details about every piece of content a site has published. Each time a site publishes a new piece of content, details about that content—including the full-text of the content or a summary, publication date, author, link, etc.

Add a Subfolder to the RSS Feeds Folder

Right-click on the RSS Feeds folder and select New Folder. Enter a name for the folder like groovyPost.

Add a New RSS Feed

Click the File tab and make sure the Account Information (Info) screen is active. Click the Account Settings button and select Account Settings.

On the Account Settings dialog box, click the RSS Feeds tab and then click New.

Paste the URL into the box on the New RSS Feed dialog box and click Add.

On the RSS Feed Options dialog box, Outlook enters the default Feed Name that matches the Channel Name. But you can change this.

Viewing RSS Feeds and Using RSS Feed Options

The subfolder you added the RSS feed to automatically starts updating with new content for the feed in the middle pane (if the **Reading Pane** is enabled in the Layout section on the View tab).

Delete an RSS Feed and Its Downloaded Articles

To delete the feed and the articles downloaded in the feed, right-click on the subfolder for that feed and select Delete Folder.

A dialog box displays to make sure you want to delete the selected RSS feed. If you’re sure, click Yes.

Remember that this deletes all the articles downloaded in that feed subfolder

Delete an RSS Feed and Keep Its Downloaded Articles

If you want to delete an RSS feed but keep the articles already downloaded, go back to the Account Settings dialog box (File > Info > Account Settings > Account Settings).

Click the RSS Feeds tab and select the RSS feed you want to delete in the list. Then, click Remove.

A dialog box displays to make sure you want to delete the RSS feed. If you’re sure, click Yes.

Updated on: 31/01/2023

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