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Using RSS Feeds in Microsoft Outlook 2010

Adding an OPML File to Outlook

Outline Processor Markup Language (OPML) is a popular means of exchanging lists of RSS feeds, enabling sites to provide a set of RSS feeds to subscribers in a single file. OPML is another XML-based format, one specifically designed to handle information structured as an outline, yet it also has been successfully used to handle lists of RSS feeds.

To add an OPML-based list of RSS feeds to Outlook 2010, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the RSS Feeds folder in the Navigation pane, and then choose Import An OPML File, as shown in Figure 16-7.

    Figure 16-7

    Figure 16-7 Importing a list of RSS feeds via an OPML file.

  2. The Import An OPML File Wizard is displayed, as shown in Figure 16-8. Browse to the location on your computer or network that contains the OPML file with the list of RSS feeds, select the file, and then click OK.

    Figure 16-8

    Figure 16-8 Select the OPML file containing the RSS feeds.

  3. After selecting the OPML file, the Import An OPML File wizard displays a list of RSS feeds that the OPML file contains, as shown in Figure 16-9, and enables the selection of each RSS feed to be added to your Outlook 2010 RSS Feeds folder. Select each desired RSS feed in the list by clicking the check box next to the feed (or click the Select All button to select all of them). After you have selected all the RSS feeds that you want, click Next.

    Figure 16-9

    Figure 16-9 Choose the RSS feeds to import.

  4. Click Finish to return to Outlook 2010, and then go to the RSS Feeds folder to review the new RSS feeds added through the OPML file.