RSS Feeds disappear from Outlook


I have been using Office 2007 since Beta 1 and have had no real issues with the product (stability at the start, but that is much better in the final release). I have been using the RSS features which are really cool but just this morning Outlook is not updating my RSS feeds. On further investigations Tools|Account Settings|RSS Feeds no longer contains a list of RSS Feeds. I now have to delete each RSS and re-add it manually (I didn’t have an OPML file – doh!).

For those of you that are using Office 2007 and the RSS feed feature, I recommend using the Import and Export feature to create an OPML file of your feeds occasionally (then you wont loose them like I did).

If anyone else has experienced this issue then let me know and if I find a fix to this issue I will update this post.

Comments (4)

  1. williamcornwill says:

    grumpywookie Says:

    March 27, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    Any resolution on this ? Mine just keep dropping off – randomly GONE.

  2. williamcornwill says:

    Code Jedi Says:

    March 27, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    Still have not found a cause for this however the workaround of creating an OPML backup file and importing from that seems to be working for me.

  3. williamcornwill says:

    RSS Feeds – they keep disappearing ! « Grumpy Wookie Says:

    April 30, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    […] is to extract the feed list (OPML) from time-to-time, and re-import, as suggested by CodeJedi.NET.   Sure, this will work, but seems like a less-than-optimal […]

  4. williamcornwill says:

    Code Jedi Says:

    May 3, 2007 at 7:48 am

    Grumpy Wookie has posted a potential solution, for some, to this issue (http://grumpywookie.wordpress.com/2007/04/30/rss-feeds-they-keep-disappearing/). The post describes a potential reason for the issue. The work around resolution suggested is “DONT use outlook for RSS feeds”.

    I think I will continue to use Outlook as my RSS reader (especially in Outlook Web Access) and rely on the OPML workaround, at least until I loose all my feeds again-without a OPML backup- and then I throw my computer thru the window.

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