Help adding a news feed

What is a News Feed/RSS Feed?

A news feed, technically known as RSS, provides a convenient way for content publishers to distribute information in a standardized format.  Summaries of content are delivered to you, and then you decide which articles you want to read by clicking a link. 

You must have client software programs to read RSS Feeds. These programs are known as RSS aggregators or RSS readers. Outlook includes the functionality of an RSS aggregator.

Working with RSS feeds in Outlook 2007

Adding an RSS feed to your mailbox
  1. On the web page with the desired RSS feed, click the [RSS feed] button in your browser toolbar and select the desired feed.
  2. Copy the URL displayed in the browser address field.
  3. Right-click the RSS Feeds folder in your mailbox and choose Add a New RSS feed.
  4. In the New RSS Feed dialog box, paste the URL of the RSS feed. For example, http://www.osba.org/rss.aspx?tag=Legal
  5. Click the [Add] button.
  6. Click the [Ok] button.
  7. A folder for the feed appears in your RSS feeds folder. Content will be downloaded at the specified interval and appear as a new mail message in this folder.
Remove an RSS feed
  1. From the Tools menu, choose Account Settings.
  2. Click the {RSS Feeds} tab.
  3. From the list of feeds, highlight the one you want to remove.
  4. Click the [Remove] button.

Working with RSS feeds in Gmail

Adding an RSS feed to your mailbox

In Gmail, feeds are referred to as "Web clips".

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Click the [Settings] link at the top of any Gmail page.
  3. Open the {Web Clips} tab.
  4. Type or paste the feed URL you'd like to view in the field under "Search by topic or URL".
  5. Click the [Search] button.
  6. Once Gmail locates the feed, click the [Add] button so you can view it in Web Clips.
Removing an RSS feed
  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Click the [Settings] link at the top of any Gmail page.
  3. Open the {Web Clips} tab.
  4. Your feeds will be displayed in the center area.
  5. Click the [remove] button next to the feed you want to remove.