Subscribing to the Outside-In® Guy Blog

Did you know that you can get, not only the latest post, but all previous posts directly to a folder in your Outlook?

This can be done by utilizing our blog’s RSS Feed. You may have just said to yourself one or all of the following: What is a RSS Feed? Why do IT guys always use these strange terms? Get to the point already!

Well our IT guy has read the history of RSS Feed’s to save you from some very stale reading. However, if you are suffering from insomnia one night, he suggests you read the Wikipedia page on them! We’ll save you the details. All you really need to know is that a RSS Feed is a way for websites to notify subscribed people of new updates that have been made to blogs, news headlines, etc. The accepted standard icon for RSS Feeds is the orange square with white radio waves: While you may not have known what it was, I know that you have seen it before.

So as an example, here are ways that you can get the RSS Feed updates in your Outlook — we will use the CBI Group Blog for this example:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox web browser:
    *Note: Firefox seems to be the only browser that allows you to set it up in Outlook so you will need to make sure you are not trying this with Microsoft Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.
  2. In the upper right corner of this page, locate and click on the RSS Feed icon:Icon Example 
    This will open a new page asking how you would like to subscribe.
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  3. There are multiple ways you can subscribe to an RSS Feed besides just Outlook.To change the method, click on the drop down list. Screen Shot 2013-05-22 at 5.42.37 PM
     

    If you wanted to add the RSS Feed to your My Yahoo or iGoogle home pages, you could click on the other options respectively (for the purposes of this example however, we will stick with Outlook)
  4. After you have selected Microsoft Outlook from the drop down list, click on the subscribe now button.
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  5. Outlook will automatically open to the RSS Feed folder in your Outlook Data File and show “The CBI Group” as a new subfolder.
  6. Now all older posts and any new ones will automatically go directly to this folder.

While this example only included Outlook and CBI Group’s Outside-In Guy Blog as I mentioned before, you can add it to other applications such as MyYahoo or iGoogle. You can also do it with other RSS Feeds when you see the orange icon on a website. Just click on the icon and follow the steps just like you did for CBI’s Blog.

Enjoy!

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