Unwanted MSN RSS feeds in Outlook won't stop

Microsoft Outlook 2007
June 24, 2010 at 08:55:46
Specs: Windows 7
My wife's Outlook is suddenly downloading hundreds of Microsoft RSS feed articles every day, including from MSN and Microsoft at Home. It started earlier this week with nearly 4,000 e-mails from articles going back to April of this year! Ever since whenever she opens Outlook it downloads dozens of Microsoft RSS feed articles. Problem: She never signed up for any RSS feeds, and she can't get them to stop.

I've gone through with her and found all the locations in Outlook 2007 and MIE that refer to RSS feeds and made sure the feeds are disabled, yet they keep coming by the boat load. What the heck's going on?


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June 24, 2010 at 16:46:43

Try this. It says you can delete the rss feeds folder, which will then cancel all the feeds also.

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June 24, 2010 at 19:16:25
Thanks for the tip, grasshopper. That's one more place to turn off the feed. Hopefully this does it.

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August 1, 2010 at 16:18:32
Too bad that link's details don't seem to apply to my Outlook, ie; the office article says go to tools > account settings, but I have no such "account settings" and when conversely I look in Outlook's tools > "e-mail accounts", nothing there leads me to anything at all regarding RSS feeds, worse yet, my Outlook folder list doesn't even list RSS feeds (like the article alludes to).

I run W7 Pro, Office 2003's Outlook, and don't recall ever optin for RSS feeds (so at least for me, the article's apparent omission and/or questionable pathway for deleting the RSS feeds folder, seems moot).

But how about others using Outlook and also find no tools > account settings > etc.?

Regards and hap-e-trails, Steve Hopper

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