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Using RSS Feeds in Microsoft Outlook 2010

Using Your RSS Feeds

After the RSS feeds have been added, you can begin to use them to access the information provided in the feed. To get to the RSS-provided information, click the Folder icon at the bottom of the Navigation pane and then scroll down to the RSS Feeds folder. The feeds that you have configured will appear under the RSS Feeds folder, as shown in Figure 16-5, and will display the title of the feed and the number of unread articles in parentheses following the title.

Selecting the specific RSS feed that you are interested in will display the list of articles. Selecting a specific article will display the summary of the article in the Reading pane with links to the complete article. You can right-click the item and choose Download Content, Download Article. Outlook downloads the article, which then appears as a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) attachment to the item (see Figure 16-6). Double-click the attachment to view the item in your browser. If you have already downloaded the item, right-click it and choose Download Content, Update Article to get an updated copy of the item.

Figure 16-5

Figure 16-5 Selecting a particular RSS feed displays a list of downloaded articles from that site.

Figure 16-6

Figure 16-6 A downloaded item appears as an .html attachment to the item.

You can also click the View Article link in the item if you simply want to open a browser to display the item from its website.

You can perform common message-oriented actions on RSS feed messages. For example, you can forward them, mark them as read or unread, categorize them, apply Quick Steps to them, and so on, just as you can for other types of messages in a message folder.