View the same RSS Feeds in Windows Internet Explorer and Outlook

When you use Windows Internet Explorer 7 or later and Microsoft Outlook 2010, you can view and maintain the same RSS Feeds (RSS Feeds: Subscription-based distribution feeds of news, blogs, and other information. RSS Feeds contain summaries or complete content and can include attachments. Other names for RSS Feeds include Web Feeds or XML Feeds.) subscriptions list in either program. You do so by sharing one RSS Feeds subscription list via the Common Feed List (Common Feed List: A list of subscribed RSS Feeds that is saved with your Windows user profile. RSS clients, including Windows Internet Explorer and Outlook, use this list so that you do not have to configure subscriptions in each program.) in Microsoft Windows.

The Common Feed List is used by programs such as Outlook 2010 and Internet Explorer as a common location for RSS Feeds information. When you add an RSS Feed to any program that uses the Common Feed List, that RSS Feed is available in all programs automatically. If an RSS Feed is deleted from the Common Feed List, it will also be removed from Outlook 2010.

 Note   Deleting an RSS Feed in Outlook 2010 does not remove the RSS Feed from the Common Feed List or other programs using the Common Feed List.

The first time you add an RSS Feed to Outlook 2010, you are prompted to choose whether or not 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. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Under RSS Feeds, select or clear the Synchronize RSS Feeds to the Common Feed List (CFL) in Windows check box.

Synchronize RSS Feeds to the Common Feed List check box

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Applies to:
Outlook 2010