How to use Outlook as a RSS reader

There are lot of RSS readers available but if you have already installed Microsoft Outlook (Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007) then you can use that as a RSS reader. Listed below are the steps to add and read RSS feeds In Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007

In Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010, Click the File menu –> Info and click on the Account Settings

In Outlook 2007, Click the Tools menu and select Account Settings

Account Settings in Outlook

Navigate to RSS feeds tab and click on New link

Add RSS feeds in Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007

Enter the RSS feed of a blog or a website. In this example, I am going to enter this tech blog RSS feed.


Click on the Add button to add the RSS feed. The following RSS Feed Options dialog box would be displayed and if you want to change the delivery location of the RSS feed then click on the Change Folder button and specify the desired location. Click Ok to confirm the changes.

Configure RSS feeds options in Outlook

Navigate to RSS Feed delivery location, this would display the RSS feeds from the configured tech blog

Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007 as RSS Reader

How to share RSS feeds in Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007

If you want to quickly mail the configured RSS feed to your email contacts then you can follow the below mentioned steps.

You can share the feed using the Share This Feed option available as part of Context menu or using Office Ribbon

Context menu – Right click on the any one feed post and select Share This feed option from the menu list.

Conext Menu Share This Feed

Office Ribbon – Select the feed that you want to share then navigate to RSS section under Home menu and click the Share This Feed option.

Office Ribbon - Share This Feed

This would launch the following Share RSS Feed window where you can enter the recipients email address and email them the feed details.

Share This Feed Window in Outlook 2010

Also See: How to configure RSS feeds from YouTube channel in Outlook 2013

In Category: MS Office, Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013

Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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  • anand September 14, 2010, 12:11 pm

    I don’t see an RSS tab in the accounts options!

  • dvjc December 9, 2010, 8:52 pm

    Not account options – account settings
    In Outlook 2kX:

    [1] File->Info
    You should see Account Information

    [2] Click Account Settings
    You should see a pop-up; 3rd tab in is RSS Feeds.

    From there it should be trivial.

  • David Fieldman November 15, 2013, 5:03 pm

    Hi, Thank you for your advice. However, when I follow your instructions and click on the account settings button afer click on INFO, nothing pops up.

    Is there sonething I’m doing incorrectly?

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