If you have a lot of RSS feeds in Outlook, it may get very chaotic in your RSS Feeds folder. There is a way you can set up your RSS feeds using Search Folders so you can view only today’s unread feeds.
To set up a new Search Folder that will display only the current day’s unread feeds, make sure the Mail module is open. If not, click the Mail link at the bottom of the Outlook window. Right-click on Search Folders in the left pane.
On the New Search Folder dialog box, scroll down under Select a Search Folder and select Create a custom Search Folder in the Custom section. Click Choose to select the criteria for this Search Folder.
On the Custom Search Folder, enter a name for the new Search Folder, such as “Today’s Unread RSS Feeds,” in the Name edit box and click Criteria.
On the Search Folder Criteria dialog box, select received from the first Time drop-down list.
Select Today from the second Time drop-down list.
Click the More Choices tab and select the Only items that are check box. Make sure unread is selected in the drop-down list to the right of the check box. Click OK to accept your changes and close the dialog box.
To specify the RSS Feeds folder as the folder in which this custom search will occur, click Browse on the Custom Search Folder dialog box.
Click in the check box at the top of the Folders next to the email address for the selected account (so there’s no check mark in the box) to not include email items in this search. Select the RSS Feeds check box so there is a check mark in that box. Make sure the Search subfolders check box is selected at the bottom of the dialog box. Click OK.
The Mail from these folders will be included in this Search Folder edit box should now read RSS Feeds. Click OK to accept the changes and close the Custom Search Folder dialog box.
Click OK on the New Search Folder dialog box to close it.
Now you should have a Search Folder titled “Today’s Unread RSS Feeds” that should only be displaying the current day’s unread RSS feeds.
If you follow more than one RSS feed, you can specify which feeds to include in this Search Folder by clicking the arrow to the left of the RSS Feeds folder on the Select Folder(s) dialog box (accessed using the Browse button on the Custom Search Folder dialog box) and selecting or de-selecting feeds to include or not include in the custom search.
Lori Kaufman is a freelance technical writer who likes to write geeky how-to articles to help make people's lives easier through the use of technology. She loves watching and reading mysteries and is an avid Doctor Who fan.
- Published 10/8/13