Subscribe to an RSS Feed

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) (RSS: A way for content publishers to distribute news, blogs, and other content to subscribers. This content, whether complete or a synopsis, usually has a link back to the original content on the publisher's Web site.) provides a quick way to read the latest updates from your favorite websites. Many websites offer RSS feeds so that when a news article or a summary of an article is posted, it is also sent to your RSS Feed folder in Microsoft Outlook 2013.

Synchronize your RSS Feeds

The first time you add an RSS Feed to Outlook 2013, you are prompted to choose if you want to keep your RSS Feeds subscriptions list synchronized between Outlook and the Common Feed List. Regardless of the option you choose, you can change your choice later.

  1. On the File tab, click Options.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. In the Outlook Options dialog box, under RSS Feeds, select or clear Synchronize RSS Feeds to the Common Feed List (CFL) in Windows.

Synchronize RSS Feeds

Synchronize RSS Feeds

Subscribe to an RSS feed from a webpage

  1. On a webpage, click the RSS Feed icon — such as Button image, RSS button or, XML button for the content you want to receive.
  2. When the RSS feed opens in Internet Explorer, click Subscribe to this feed.

Subscribe to an RSS feed from Outlook

  1. In Outlook, right-click the RSS Feeds folder and select Add a New RSS Feed.
  2. In the New RSS Feed dialog box, enter the URL of the RSS Feed. For example,

Enter the URL for the RSS Feed

 Tip    Right-click the Button image RSS icon, and then copy the shortcut to the Clipboard. Press Ctrl+V to paste the information from the Clipboard into the RSS Feed location box.

  1. Click Add.
  2. Click OK.

To read a subscribed RSS Feed in Outlook 2013, see Read RSS Feeds.

Applies to:
Outlook 2013