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How to Remove RSS Feeds from Outlook 2007

RSS reader in Outlook 2007 sucks. I didn’t know it suck until I tried it out. Here’s why tried it out anyway.

My favorite RSS reader was Google Reader, but after continuously reading horror stories about disabled Google accounts (that’s include the whole Google accounts), I switched to FeedDemon like 2 months ago and quite happy with it. However, the down thing is, so many desktop apps run at the same time in my machine. I need to minimize my computer’s memory ram effort to runs these apps together. So I thought it would be nice to integrate my email client with RSS Reader, and later I found out that Outlook 2007 has that capability. Therefore I decide to import the OPML file from my FeedDemon and later found that integrating RSS reader and Email client is actually not the best idea.

As an email client, it’s the best I can find by far. It’s far better than Thunderbird and a lot cooler than their previous versions. But their RSS reader still suck:

  1. Well, first and foremost, since I have more than 500 feeds in my feed list, is because it doesn’t recognize folder hierarchy in OPML like other feed reader does. That’s idiotic. I mean, this is the first time I ever use feed reader app that can’t be organized into folders.
  2. Secondly, well, it’s just messes up with emails. Downloading (using Send/Receive) emails are also means downloading RSS. I get around 300-400 emails a day, if it’s messed up with RSS, then well, I screwed up.
  3. Thirdly, because there are so many things going in Outlook, the app becomes slow to load.

Here’s how to delete all these annoying RSS subscription in Outlook 2007. First thing to do is to disable Outlook’s RSS Sync. Now open your Outlook 2007 and follow these steps:

  1. Click Tools
  2. Click Options
  3. Select Other tab
  4. Click Advanced Options
  5. Uncheck Sync RSS feeds to the Common Feed List
  6. Click OK.

And you’re done for the first part. Now the second part is to delete RSS subscription from your Outlook 2007:

  1. Click Tools and then Options.
  2. Select Mail Setup tab
  3. Click Data Files
  4. Click RSS Feeds tab
  5. Now you can either delete it one by one or you can select all feed using SHIFT key
  6. Click Remove and confirm.
  7. Done.

Now the third part, the sucky part. You need to expand the RSS feed icon in your Personal Folder (at the left bar) and delete the feeds one by one. As you’ll need to confirm deletion at every feed (that’s more then around 1.500 clicks for me) from Microsoft’s knowledge base, I understand that deleting a feed means unsubscribing as well.

This works for me, I hope it works for you too.

36 replies on “How to Remove RSS Feeds from Outlook 2007”

You can use intraVnews instead to read RSS in Outlook. It’s more powerful and flexible.
RSS is received in a separate PST file and if you want it integrates with Exchange.
If you are concerned with performance, you can temporarily disable the scheduler with one click.
Also, intraVnews will import your subscriptions from OPML and maintain the hierarchy.

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Hi
My problem is, that I cannot get rid of this RSS Feeds. I can delete the RSS Accpunts in >Tools > Accounts > tab RSS, but after a restart of Outlook (2007), they are there again.
In the Tools menu
> Options
> Other tab
> Advanced Options button
the option “Sync RSS feeds to the Common Feed List” is greyed out ….

how can I remove the RSS accounts permanently?

I have this problem on my private PC since I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7

Thanks for any hint!

Chris

Hi Chris, thanks for stopping by.

However, i don’t use PC anymore and there’s currently no PC in my office. So sorry i can’t help you more. Hope someone stop by here and able to help you out.

Mass Remove Feed Subscriptions from Outlook:

1. Click Tools menu and then Options again.
2. Select the poorly named Mail Setup tab
3. Click the Data Files button
4. Click the RSS Feeds tab
5. Click the first feed and scroll down to the bottom of the feed list
6. Hold the SHIFT key and click the last feed. All feeds should now be selected.
7. Click the Remove button
8. Confirm you want them all deleted.

Now we’ll need to delete the old feed content as well…

9. Expand the RSS Feed folder under Personal Folders
10. Select each feed and press Delete. You’ll have to confirm the delete.
11. Repeat ad nauseum until all are gone.

To get rid of the send/receive error caused by RSS Feeds.

1. Click on tools
2. Click on options
3. Select “Mail Setup” Tab
4. Click the “Send/Receive” Button
5. Make sure that “All Acounts” is high lighted and then click the “Edit” button
6. Under Accounts in the left hand column select select “RSS Feeds”
7. Uncheck all boxes on this page.
8. Click the “OK” button then you can close out the rest.

1. Go to Start. 2. type “RSS” Or the headline of a feed. 3. Right click one of the selections that comes up and select “open file location”. You will now see the folder where the feeds are stored. 4. If you do not have single click enabled, click the top RSS in the folder and hold shift. While holding shift, press down. This will select all of the feeds. 5. Once all are selected, click “delete” on the keyboard. NOTE: If anyone says this won’t work, they are lying. I just did it. Exactly as shown above.

Cancelar um RSS Feed e remover todo o conteúdo do feed

Exclua a pasta associada ao RSS Feed. Isso fará com que todos os itens baixados na pasta sejam excluídos e cancelará o RSS Feed.

Em Email, no Painel de Navegação, expanda a pasta RSS Feeds.

Selecione o RSS Feed que deseja excluir.
Pressione DELETE.
Quando aparecer a mensagem perguntando se deseja confirmar a exclusão, clique em Sim.
INÍCIO DA PÁGINA

Cancelar um RSS Feed e manter todo o conteúdo do feed

No menu Ferramentas, clique em Configurações de Conta.
Clique na guia RSS Feeds.
Em Nome do Feed, clique no feed que você deseja cancelar e clique em Remover.
Os itens baixados anteriormente do feed não serão excluídos.

Cancel an RSS Feed and remove all the contents of the feed

Delete the folder associated with the RSS feed. This will cause all the downloaded items in the folder are deleted and cancel the RSS Feed.

In Mail, in the Navigation Pane, expand the RSS Feeds folder.

Select the RSS Feed you want to delete.
Press DELETE.
When the message asking you to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
PAGE TOP

Cancel an RSS Feed and keep all the contents of the feed

On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.
Click the RSS Feeds.
Under Feed Name, click the feed you want to cancel and click Remove.
The previously downloaded feed items are not deleted.

Thanks a lot to start with. I have followed all steps and deleted all subfolders, but not the RSS Feeds main folder itslef! i am now waiting to see that it didn’t fill itself “again” overnight!!

A slightly quicker way to delete the individual feeds at the last step is to move (drag and drop) each feed folder into the first feed folder, as if creating nested folders. This can be done quite quickly and then just delete the first feed folder once…

Thanks — that’s awesome! I had deleted all the individual feeds a long time ago, but I’ve been wanting to remove it COMPLETELY for quite some time — am finally getting around to it now!!

Do you have any idea on how to get rid of the stupid empty folder titled “RSS Feeds” within Mail Folders, All Mail Items, Personal Folders (\Personal Folders) ?

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