Earlier we talked about how to use Outlook as an RSS reader, but the biggest challenge with that was manually inserting all of your new feeds. With competing readers such as Google Reader, My Yahoo, News Gator, etc… to add a feed all you have to do is simply Click the Subscribe button. If only there was a way to make it as simple with the Outlook Reader! Oh that’s right, there is!
Well, if your using Internet Explorer 8 as your web browser, there is a setting within Outlook which allows you to easily exchange Feed subscriptions between the two programs. Let’s take a look at how to set it up.
The Common Feed List (CFL) can be found in Internet Explorer under the Favorites > Feeds tab. When you subscribe to a feed using Internet Explorer, this is where it is stored.
How To Sync Feeds Between Outlook 2010 and Internet Explorer.
1. Open Outlook and Click the File ribbon, then Select Options.
Note: This location is specific to Outlook 2010, in earlier versions of Outlook these options are located under the Tools menu.
2. Click the Advanced button and then Scroll Down and Check the box for Synchronize RSS Feeds to the Common Feed List (CFL) in Windows. Click OK to finish.
Now whenever you Add a new feed to the Common Feed List (aka your Favorites in Internet Explorer) they will also be automatically added to Outlook, and it works the other way around too. This is a groovy way to manage your Outlook RSS feeds if you’re using Internet Explorer as your browser of choice.