RSS Feeds in Microsoft Outlook.
RSS feeds allow you to receive news updates from your favorite websites
in one convenient place. Microsoft Outlook can act as an RSS
reader, and makes it simple to have these feeds sent to your Outlook
up a new RSS feed is relatively simple. First you should find
the link for the RSS you wish to subscribe to. In our example
we will subscribe to the main UNT RSS feed, the link for which can
be found on UNT’s homepage (
http://www.unt.edu ). RSS feeds will often have a
link that looks similar to this, or simply
have RSS set up as a link. Clicking on the RSS link will bring
you to another page. Highlight and copy the address located in
the address bar,
http://web3.unt.edu/news/rss/stories.xml. Open Microsoft
Outlook. Click Tools > Account Settings > RSS Feeds > New.
Paste the address you just copied into the new window that appears,
then click Add. You should now have a new RSS Feed listed
inside the RSS Feeds Mail Folder.
Sharing RSS Feeds with Others
list of RSS Feeds can be quickly exported into one .opml file so
that you can share them with others. On the File menu, click Import
and Export, Click Export RSS Feeds to an OPML file, and then click
Next. Now select the check boxes for each RSS Feed that you
wish to export. Choose a name for your file then click Next.
Your file will be saved to your My Documents folder. To import
an .opml file someone has sent, go back to the File menu, click
Import and Export, click Import RSS Feeds from an OPML file, and
then browse for the file you wish to import.
To share a single feed open the feed you wish to share, and click on the
Share This Feed icon.
Removing RSS Feeds
There are two options for removing an RSS Feeds. The first option
is to delete the RSS Feeds folder you wish to remove from your
Mail Folder in the Navigation Pane. This will also remove all
of the Feed content. To remove the RSS Feed, but keep
all existing content you will need to click on Tools > Account
Settings > RSS Feeds. Now click on the Feed you wish to cancel
and select Remove.
For additional information on RSS Feeds, Microsoft Outlook has very good
documentation in their help files. You may also find more information at
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