Subscribe to syndication feed with outlook

A little while ago I was helping a colleague of mine to subscribe to the syndication feed with microsoft outlook. I personally use rss bandit because I think this is a really nice and small application. But nevertheless I thought with outlook I should be as easy as it is currently with rss bandit.

But see what happens if you try to subscribe to our syndication feed:

Click on “RSS Feeds” with the right mouse button and choose “Add a New RSS Feed…”


Enter as you would expect the syndication feed address “” and click “Add”


of course we trust!


then the following error message is displayed


Unfortunately outlook’s syndication feed detection is not as smart as the other programs such as rss bandit. You really have to enter the exact location of the feed such as:


and now we can happily enjoy all the smart and useful blog entries from with the outlook client!


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