So why are RSS feeds so darned slow to update in Outlook?
After an email exchange and a little bit of prodding in the right direction from Yours Truly Mr.
Jeff Atwood, I finally understand what's going on and how to fix it. When a feed is added to Outlook, the default settings (which are hidden under the ‘Advanced’ button) are to .
By default, RSS Feeds use the publishers’ update recommendations and update quite frequently.
Sometimes, the publishers’ update recommendations may be not fit for you, and you need the RSS Feeds update more frequently or less.
Part 1: Disable the publisher update recommendation for RSS Feeds Part 2: Customize update intervals for RSS Feeds There are two parts to set and change the update intervals of RSS Feeds in Microsoft Outlook.
The first part is to uncheck the publisher update recommendation, and the second part is to define a new send/receive group for the RSS Feeds that you will change their update intervals. Step 1: Open the Account Settings dialog box: Step 2: In the Account Settings dialog box, click the RSS Feeds tab and select the feed name that you will change its update interval, and then click the Change button.
If no error shows up, then the following steps might help diagnose and fix the issue. Note: The following steps are *not* addressing Outlook 2007’s RSS support. [10/12/2007] Inserted a note that this post does *not* help with Outlook 2007, this post is focused on the Windows RSS Platform and applications built on top of the platform, for example: Internet Explorer 7, Vista Sidebar Feed Gadget, …
If you are having issues with feeds in Outlook please refer to the Outlook blog.
Outlook cannot download the RSS content from Reminiscences of a Stockblogger because of a problem connecting to the server.' Task 'RSS Feeds' reported error (0x800C0008) : 'Unknown Error 0x800C0008' Armed with that error code, I was able to track down this solution: Slick IT: Fixing RSS Feeds in Outlook 2010 Beta 2 Which worked like a charm.
In case anyone else is experiencing this same problem, this is how to fix it.
Actually, you can customize the update intervals of RSS Feeds.