How to add RSS feeds to Microsoft Outlook

While social media feeds are gaining popularity, RSS feeds remain a valuable way to keep in touch with the world. They help you track blogs, news websites, and other content, and you can link them to your email app.

This article will help you subscribe via RSS with your Microsoft Outlook. You can gather all the sources you want and keep them together in one Outlook folder. This is one of the best ways to personalize your personal information center.

Give an RSS feed directly from the website

Assuming a webpage has an RSS feed icon directly, you can subscribe to it directly from your webpage and it will appear in your Outlook RSS Feed folder.

Remember to synchronize all your feeds with the Common Feed List (CFL) to view this RSS feed in Microsoft Outlook.

Step 1: Add fonts to the list of common fonts

To add information to the CFL, you must configure this option in Microsoft Outlook. Follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Click the ‘File’ tab in the upper left corner.
  3. Select options. ‘
  4. Click on the ‘Advanced’ menu on the left of the screen.
  5. Locate the ‘RSS Feeds’ section.
  6. Check the ‘Synchronize RSS feeds with the list of common feeds (CFL) in Windows’ option.

After enabling this, all RSS feeds you subscribe to will go directly to your Outlook.

Step 2: Subscribe to RSS Feed directly from your browser

When you sync feeds with the CFL, you can add them to Outlook through your browser. To do this, you must:

  1. Open the webpage you want to subscribe to.
  2. Locate the RSS feed icon. It must be an orange sign icon, or it may be titled ‘RSS’ or ‘XML’.
  3. Click this icon. An RSS window should appear.
  4. Select ‘Subscribe to this channel’ on the page that appears after clicking the button.
  5. Press the ‘Subscribe’ button.

Add RSS feeds to Outlook manually

You can also manually add RSS feeds to Outlook. To do this, you must:

  1. Copy the address of the RSS feed page (right-click on the link in the address bar and select ‘Copy’).
  2. Open Outlook
  3. Click the mail icon in the lower left corner of the sidebar.
  4. Expand the ‘Outlook Data File’ list by clicking the arrow to the left of it.
  5. Right-click RSS Feeds (or RSS Subscriptions, depending on your version of Outlook) and then click ‘Add a new RSS feed’. A new window should appear.
  6. Paste the address of the RSS feed you copied into the box.
  7. Select ‘Add’.
  8. Press “Yes”.

This should add a new RSS feed to your feed list.

If nothing appears after pasting the link and adding that the link ends in .xml or .rss extensions. Otherwise, Outlook will not recognize it.

How to remove an RSS feed from Outlook

There are two ways to remove an RSS feed from Outlook.

Step 1: Remove the feed from the list of data files

  1. Expand the ‘Outlook Data File’ list by clicking the arrow in the left sidebar.
  2. Locate the source folder you want to delete. It should be in the ‘RSS Feeds’ section.
  3. Right click on this folder.
  4. Select ‘Delete Folder’.

Once you do this, you will unsubscribe from this particular feed and will not receive any new posts in your RSS Feed folder.

Step 2: Delete the feed through the ‘Account Settings’

There is also an alternative way to remove an RSS feed. You can do this through ‘Account Settings’. You only need:

  1. Click the ‘File’ tab in the upper left corner of the screen.
  2. Choose ‘Account and Social Network Settings’ on the ‘Information’ tab.
  3. Click ‘Account Settings’ in the drop-down menu. A new window should appear.
  4. Select the ‘RSS Feed’ tab.
  5. Choose the feed you want to unsubscribe from.
  6. Click the “Delete” button.

Remember that you can follow these same steps to add an RSS feed. Just follow steps 1-4 and then click the ‘New’ button. When the dialog box opens, simply paste the feed link.

Is the RSS feed still showing?

In some cases, there is a possibility that an RSS will appear in the list of feeds, even if you delete it manually. This usually happens if you synced your feeds via the CFL. If CFL is enabled, a deleted feed will reappear.

To remove it, you must:

  1. Go to ‘File’ in Microsoft Office.
  2. Click on ‘Options’.
  3. Click on the ‘Advanced’ menu.
  4. Locate the ‘RSS Feeds’ section.
  5. Disable the ‘Sync RSS feeds with the list of common feeds (CFL) in Windows’ option.

Then delete from Microsoft Outlook.

Are RSS feeds becoming history?

Social platforms like Twitter and Facebook are gaining advantage over the traditional RSS feed. However, the fall of the RSS feed has not yet happened, and popular RSS readers like Feedly are increasing their user base on a daily basis.

Do you think RSS feeds are becoming more or less relevant? Share your stance in the comment below.

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