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How to use RSS feeds in Outlook 2016
and embed in the browser

It is often said that the dead are longer …

And so it is with the so-called RSS feeds, which seem almost as outdated as the teletext of the TV station, but the RSS feed is currently experiencing a renaissance among website operators and interested readers.

RSS-Feeds in Outlook einbinden

At the same time, newsletters continue to be valid because they are often associated with many benefits for subscribers.

The advantage of RSS feeds compared to newsletters, however, is that you do not necessarily receive the information you have subscribed by e-mail. even with dynamic bookmarks in your web browser.

You can find out how to insert an RSS feed into Outlook 2016 and your browser in our article.

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How to use RSS feeds in Outlook 2016 and embed in the browser

It is often said that the dead are longer …

And so it is with the so-called RSS feeds, which seem almost as outdated as the teletext of the TV station, but the RSS feed is currently experiencing a renaissance among website operators and interested readers.

RSS-Feeds in Outlook einbinden

At the same time, newsletters continue to be valid because they are often associated with many benefits for subscribers.

The advantage of RSS feeds compared to newsletters, however, is that you do not necessarily receive the information you have subscribed by e-mail. even with dynamic bookmarks in your web browser.

You can find out how to insert an RSS feed into Outlook 2016 and your browser in our article.

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1. What is an RSS feed anyway?

1. What is an RSS feed anyway?

RSS are special file formats that have been continuously introduced since the beginning of 2000 and show changes on websites.

These are mostly excerpted, with only some of the changes being displayed (a preview of a new post on a web page, so to speak) and sometimes also a full-text RSS feed.

  • RSS today stands for: Really Simple Syndication.
  • Feed stands for: feed (in the sense of feed).

For those who want to get even closer to the terminology and background technology,
can do this here:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(Web-Feed)

RSS are special file formats that have been continuously introduced since the beginning of 2000 and show changes on websites.

These are mostly excerpted, with only some of the changes being displayed (a preview of a new post on a web page, so to speak) and sometimes also a full-text RSS feed.

  • RSS today stands for: Really Simple Syndication.
  • Feed stands for: feed (in the sense of feed).

For those who want to get even closer to the terminology and background technology,
can do this here:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(Web-Feed)

2. How do I get interesting RSS feeds?

2. How do I get interesting RSS feeds?

Many website operators who also run a blog or a news page offer these RSS feeds in addition to newsletters on their pages.

Of course, you can also use the Google search to simply enter a well-known website and then + RSS feed.

Easily recognize an RSS feed by the unmistakable icon:

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Many website operators who also run a blog or a news page offer these RSS feeds in addition to newsletters on their pages.

Of course, you can also use the Google search to simply enter a well-known website and then + RSS feed.

Easily recognize an RSS feed by the unmistakable icon:

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3. How can I integrate an RSS feed into Outlook?

3. How can I integrate an RSS feed into Outlook?

After installing Outlook 2016 and setting up an e-mail address, you will not only see the usual folders: Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items, Deleted Items, etc., but also a (non-erasable) folder named: RSS Feeds.

See picture: (click to enlarge)

Presentation folder RSS feed
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In order to integrate the RSS feed into your Outlook, you first need the URL of the relevant feed.

You get this as follows:

  • Right-click on the RSS feed icon and in the context menu “Copy link address“.
  • Go to Outlook and locate the RSS feeds folder.
  • Right-click on the RSS feed folder in Outlook, and there in the context menu:
    “Add a new RSS feed”
  • In the following window, simply insert the link via CTRL + C.

See picture: (click to enlarge)

Copy RSS feed address
Add a new RSS feed
Enter RSS feed address

In the following security question you now have the opportunity to customize the RSS feed, and then confirm its receipt.

From now on, your new RSS feed will be updated every time your Outlook folders are synced, and you will receive all subscribed news.

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RSS feed Outlook settings
RSS feed in Outlook
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After installing Outlook 2016 and setting up an e-mail address, you will not only see the usual folders: Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items, Deleted Items, etc., but also a (non-erasable) folder named: RSS Feeds.

See picture:

Presentation folder RSS feed
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In order to integrate the RSS feed into your Outlook, you first need the URL of the relevant feed.

You get this as follows:

  • Right-click on the RSS feed icon and in the context menu “Copy link address“.
  • Go to Outlook and locate the RSS feeds folder.
  • Right-click on the RSS feed folder in Outlook, and there in the context menu:
    “Add a new RSS feed”
  • In the following window, simply insert the link via CTRL + C.

See picture:

Copy RSS feed address
Add a new RSS feed
Enter RSS feed address

In the following security question you now have the opportunity to customize the RSS feed, and then confirm its receipt.

From now on, your new RSS feed will be updated every time your Outlook folders are synced, and you will receive all subscribed news.

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RSS feed Outlook settings
RSS feed in Outlook
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4. Embed RSS feed in Mozilla Firefox.

4. Embed RSS feed in Mozilla Firefox.

Of course, you can also receive RSS feeds outside of Outlook as a dynamic bookmark.

In the Mozilla Firefox browser you proceed as follows:

  • Left click on the relevant RSS feed.
  • In the window that opens, click on “Subscribe now
  • Set a folder in your bookmarks list.

You can now easily see in your bookmarks at any time if there is news on the subscribed page.

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RSS feed Firefox dynamic bookmark
Call dynamic bookmarks Firefox

Of course, you can also receive RSS feeds outside of Outlook as a dynamic bookmark.

In the Mozilla Firefox browser you proceed as follows:

  • Left click on the relevant RSS feed.
  • In the window that opens, click on “Subscribe now
  • Set a folder in your bookmarks list.

You can now easily see in your bookmarks at any time if there is news on the subscribed page.

See picture:

RSS feed Firefox dynamic bookmark
Call dynamic bookmarks Firefox

5. Include RSS Feed in Microsoft Edge.

5. Include RSS Feed in Microsoft Edge.

Unfortunately, Microsoft currently does not offer an integrated RSS reader with its Edge Browser.

Of course, you can also receive RSS feeds on Windows by simply downloading a separate RSS reader (for example, from the Microsoft Store):

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/smart-rss-reader/9nblggh5x1t7

You will find this later in your program library.

See picture: (click to enlarge)

RSS Smart Reader Windows
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Unfortunately, Microsoft currently does not offer an integrated RSS reader with its Edge Browser.

Of course, you can also receive RSS feeds on Windows by simply downloading a separate RSS reader (for example, from the Microsoft Store):

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/smart-rss-reader/9nblggh5x1t7

You will find this later in your program library.

See picture:

RSS Smart Reader Windows
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6. Include RSS feed in Google Chrome.

6. Include RSS feed in Google Chrome.

Also in Google Chrome is by nature no RSS reader included, but this is not necessarily a disadvantage.

Due to its slim basic structure, Chrome is one of the fastest browsers that can be easily adapted to individual needs via various extensions.

So you can easily integrate a separate RSS feed reader here.

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Under the following link you can download it from the official webstore:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/rss-feed-reader/pnjaodmkngahhkoihejjehlcdlnohgmp

There you have practically via a browser add-on the possibility RSS feeds to receive dynamically.

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RSS Feed Reader Google Chrome
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Also in Google Chrome is by nature no RSS reader included, but this is not necessarily a disadvantage.

Due to its slim basic structure, Chrome is one of the fastest browsers that can be easily adapted to individual needs via various extensions.

So you can easily integrate a separate RSS feed reader here.

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Under the following link you can download it from the official webstore:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/rss-feed-reader/pnjaodmkngahhkoihejjehlcdlnohgmp

There you have practically via a browser add-on the possibility RSS feeds to receive dynamically.

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RSS Feed Reader Google Chrome
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Michael Suhr
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