How to Block MSNBC RSS Feeds in Outlook

By Adrian Grahams

Subscribing to a Really Simple Syndication news feed is a convenient way to get the latest news headlines and information delivered direct to your computer's email application, Web browser or dedicated feed reader program. If you've subscribed to the MSNBC news feed and later want to unsubscribe from the service, then you might have encountered problems when you try to delete the feed from Microsoft Outlook. This is because the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system synchronizes feeds between the Internet Explorer Web browser and Microsoft Outlook email program. To delete and block the MSNBC RSS news feeds from Microsoft Outlook, you'll need to disable synchronization in the program's Common Feed List before deleting the feed from Outlook.

Step 1

Launch Microsoft Outlook. Click the "File" tab in the main menu, and then select "Options."

Step 2

Click the "Advanced" tab. Click the check box beside "Synchronize RSS Feeds to the Common Feed List (CFL) in Windows" to clear and deselect this option.

Step 3

Click "Mail" in the Outlook left-hand navigation pane.

Step 4

Click the "RSS Feeds" folder to display a list of subscribed RSS news feeds.

Step 5

Click and highlight the MSNBC RSS news feed folders. Press the "Delete" key on your computer keyboard. Click the "Yes" button in the confirmation dialog box. Repeat this step for each MSNBC feed that you want to delete.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also delete RSS feeds in Internet Explorer by clicking "Favorites" followed by the "Feeds" tab. Right click the feed you want to remove and select "Delete" from the context menu.