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RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, which is a web-based feed. This allows you to receive the latest content from multiple sites in a standard format. This blog will explain how to add RSS feeds in Outlook.

How do I add RSS feeds to MS Outlook?

In just a few clicks, you can easily add RSS Feed to MS Outlook in different editions.

  • From the left pane, select the ” RSS feed” folder.
  • Right-click the RSS Feed folder to select the option “Add A New RSS Feed“.
  • To add RSS Feed, paste the URL in the blank space.
  • After you have added RSS to Outlook. An RSS feed will appear in a Folder similar to this:

Notice: If you add more RSS feeds to your MS Outlook, you will experience slow send/receive. These issues can be easily fixed by editing the send/receive settings in a few clicks. These issues can be resolved by creating a new send/receive group and deactivating the RSS feed from default send/receive.

How do I enable RSS Feed in Default Send/Receive Group?

For MS Outlook 2007

  1. Open the “Tools” tab >> “Send/Receive”, then “Define Send/Receive”, and choose “Default send/receive groups”. Click on “Edit”, and remove “RSS Feed”.
  2. To open the send/receive settings shortcut, click on ” Clt+Alt+S“.

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For MS Outlook 2010

  1. Click on File >> Option >> section: Advanced >> button Send/Receive, then click on the ” Edit” button. Then, you can remove ” RSS feed“, from the default ” Send/receive Group“.

How do I create a new Send and Receive group for RSS Feeds?

You can easily create a new Send and Receive group in MS Outlook by following a few simple steps.

  • Click on the Tools tab to select the Send/Receive option.
  • Now select the send/receive settings. Click on ” Define Send/receive Group“.
  • Click on the button ” New” to create a new Send/receive Group and rename it RSS upon request.
  • Click the ” Edit button. After that, enable all send/receive options.
  • Click on the button ” OK” to select the option of including RSS feeds in this Send/Receive list.
  • Allow all settings for the new Send/Receive Group and then click on the ” Closing ” button.

You have now enabled the RSS feed via the default Send/Receive groups and created a new send/receive folder for the RSS feed. The new send/receive groups will be displayed. To check it out, click on the ” tools” tab. Select the ” send/receive” option. Click on the ” RSS On Demand only Group“.

Steps to create a new send/receive group in MS Outlook 2010:

  • Click on the File.
  • Click on the “Options” button.
  • Next, select the Advanced option.
  • Click the ” Send/Receive” button.
  • To create a new Send/Receive Group, click on ” New“.
  • Next, give the group a name and then click on ” OK“.
  • Next, disable all accounts. Select only RSS feeds within this Send/Receive Group and then click on the ” OK” button.
  • Next, click on the ” Close ” button to disable all settings of Group ” RSS On Demand Only“.
  • You have now enabled RSS feeds from the default Send/Receive groups and created a new send/receive folder for RSS feeds. The new send/receive groups will be displayed. Click on the ” send/receive” tab, select the ” Send/Receive groups“, and then click on ” RSS On Demand only Group“.

The bottom line

This blog provides a complete solution for managing and adding RSS feeds in different versions of MS Outlook.

Sheryl J. Raper

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