RSS feeds are great for being alerted to new articles on your favorite sites. But your personal time shouldn’t be spent reading work articles. Divide your business and personal subscriptions by adding workflows to Microsoft Outlook instead.
Managing feeds in Outlook is very easy, although it can only be done in the Outlook desktop client. If you only use the Outlook web app, there are plenty of other good feed readers like Feedly or Inoreader to choose from. You can also subscribe to your feeds through Slack or Microsoft Teams.
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RSS feeds in Microsoft Outlook are created in the “RSS Subscriptions” folder.
Right click on the “RSS Subscription” folder and select “Add New RSS Feed”.
In the “New RSS Feed” window that appears, enter the address of the website or blog feed you want to follow, then click “Add.”
If you want to keep the default settings, select “Yes”.
If you want to view or change the default settings, click “Advanced”.
This will open the “RSS Feed Options” panel. Modify the “Feed name” or the folder in which the articles will be displayed, then click “OK”.
Now select “Yes” to continue.
A new folder for the feed will be created in the “RSS Subscriptions” folder and Microsoft Outlook will retrieve the latest feeds for you.
Removing a subscription is as easy as right-clicking on the feed’s folder and selecting “Remove Folder”.
You can apply categories to uploaded articles, but there are no bells and whistles like there are with specialized RSS readers. However, sometimes the bells and whistles are not necessary. If you just want a quick and easy way to view your feeds, Microsoft Outlook just might be the right tool for the job.