How to Change RSS Feed Settings in Outlook

Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016 include RSS Feed setting options. In their you can frequently check for updated items, where RSS Feeds are saved, and whether to download attachments. When you subscribe to an RSS Feed, Outlook periodically checks for updated postings.

RSS Feed publishers can specify the maximum frequency at which a check for new postings should occur. These limits help manage the demand on servers. Some publishers strictly enforce these limits. If you check for updates more frequently than the specified limit, the RSS Feed publisher can temporarily or permanently block your access. Neither Microsoft nor Outlook can assist you if your access is suspended or banned by an RSS Feed publisher.

To check whether a time limit is specified by an RSS publisher, do the following:

  • Click the File Tab.
  • Click Account Setting and change Setting.
  • On the RSS Feeds, click Feed and then change.

We recommended that you don’t clear the Update Limit check box. This setting helps prevent a ban from content publishers because of checking for updates too frequently.

If a value isn’t specified by your RSS Feed, the Send/Receive setting for RSS Feeds is used. To check or change this setting, do the following:

  • ClickSend/Receive.
  • In theSend & Receive group, click Send/Receive Groups.
  • ClickDefine Send/Receive Groups.

Change Setting where RSS Feeds are saved

In most cases, you don’t need to change where RSS Feeds are saved. However, one scenario where you might consider changing the location is when you are using a Microsoft Exchange Server account and your mailbox has a small storage limit. By saving RSS Feeds to an Outlook Data File (.pst) on your computer, your RSS Feed content doesn’t use your server space allotment.

If you decide to keep RSS Feeds in an Outlook Data File (.pst) file, you’ll only have access to those items on the computer where the file is located.

RSS Feeds that save items to a folder that is located within your Exchange mailbox are available from any computer that has Outlook and connects to your Exchange account. This includes if you connect to your Exchange account by using Outlook Anywhere or from Outlook Web App.

  • Click the File tab.
  • Click and change account setting.
  • Click RSS Feed tab and change Folder.
  • Under Choose Folder, select RSS Feed and create a new folder by clicking New Folder.
  • Click OK to return to the Account setting dialog box.

Change RSS Feed display name:

Right-click the folder, point to rename, type a new name, and then press ENTER

  • Click the File tab.
  • Click Account Settings, and then click Account Settings.
  • On the RSS Feeds tab, click Change.
  • In the General section, type a new name in the Feed Name text box.

NOTE    If you use the RSS Feed sharing feature with someone, they will receive the original RSS publisher’s feed name, not the customized title that you may have used.