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Replace Google Reader with Microsoft Outlook RSS Feeds

If you haven’t already heard about the death of Google Reader coming June 30, 2013, you’ve been living under a rock. Many are  now trying to find comparable feed readers without all the graphics that most of us who just want content don’t care for.

But you know what? It’s really not that big of a deal if you already use Microsoft Outlook. Outlook has always had a pretty nice built in RSS feed reader that few take advantage of.  I’ve been using it for years and it’s perfect for me. I have Outlook open all day long anyway so having my feeds pulled into one place, for me, is far superior than having to go to my browser for content. If I’m not interested in what pops up, I delete it. If I’m interested but want to read it later, I ignore it. I’m not clogging up my mailbox with a bunch of newsletters I don’t need to be alerted to.

So if you use Outlook but have never used its feed reader, now is the right time to check it out before exploring other options.

Here’s a quick video to show you exactly how to add an RSS feed into Outlook so you can skip going elsewhere to get your valuable content.

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  • Doreen Hathaway

    Thank you so much for spreading the word! I’ve used Outlook RSS for years, after disappointing experiences with other readers. Not only is O-RSS always handy, but also the functionality is far superior. Just remember to auto-archive to avoid overloading and crashing Outlook. Archived RSSs are accessible, but don’t overwhelm main Outlook file. Remember, RSS posts DO accumulate. Thanks again.

    • http://www.nixonvs.com/ Nixon Virtual Strategies

      You are very welcome, Doreen. I’ve used Outlook’s RSS feeds for so long and I admit, there’s the occasional glitch where a feed may not update but it’s so infrequent that it’s not even a bother. The best part, of course, is it’s right on my desktop and that trumps everything else. I don’t care about having it available when I’m away from my desk.