Read RSS Feeds

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a way for content publishers to make news, blogs, and other content available to subscribers. You can view RSS content in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

The delivery mechanism for RSS content is known as an RSS Feed. There are millions of RSS Feeds that consist of headlines or short summaries of content with a link provided to the original source. The feeds can also contain the complete content, and include attachments of almost any type. Other names for RSS Feeds are Web feeds, XML feeds, RSS channels, and syndicated content.

When you subscribe to RSS Feeds, they appear under the RSS Feeds folder in your Mail folders by default. You can move an RSS Feed folder to another location in the folder structure, and Outlook will automatically continue to send your RSS Feed items to the new location.

Viewing RSS items is the same as how you read other e-mail messages.

  1. Click the folder for your RSS Feed.

  2. In the message list, select a message.


    • If you have the Reading Pane turned on, the contents are displayed there. You can also double-click the message to open the contents.

    • You can forward, delete, and flag the RSS item, just as you can any other e-mail message. However, you cannot reply to the sender.

Many RSS items are summaries of a larger article on the Web. A link is usually enclosed in the body of the RSS item. To download the full item, do one of the following:

  • Click the link in the body of the message.

    RSS message

  • In the Reading Pane, click the InfoBar, and then click View full article.

  • In the Reading Pane or in an open RSS message, click the InfoBar, and then click Download/update all content.

    The content is downloaded as an attachment titled Full article.htm. Double-click the attachment to open it in your Web browser or right-click the attachment, click Save As, and then navigate to a location where you want to save the attachment.

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