Deleting all RSS feeds in Outlook 2007

Tue, August 1, 2006, 03:55 PM under IE7 RSS
By now you know that Outlook 12 can be an RSS aggregator. Outlook 2007 has its own RSS engine and does not fully use the Windows RSS Platform. It can share one element of the Windows RSS Platform and that is the Common Feed List. To enable this, go to 'Tools->Options->Other' and click on 'Advanced Options'. On the dialog that comes up, check the checkbox: 'Sync RSS Feeds to the System Feed List' (obvious, right? :-p). For more on outlook and RSS check out the RSS category on Michael Affronti's blog here (I think he owns the feature so you know where feedback on this has to go).

While evaluating whether I want to switch from my current aggregator to the outlook12+IE7 combo, I messed up and ended up with a looong flat list of feeds in Outlook (since outlook doesn't understand folder hierarchy in opml). So I wanted to delete *all* the feeds and while I can do that one by one, there was no mechanism to just get rid of all of them in one go (no folder multiselect).

In case you are wondering, even if you delete the subscriptions from outlook through the 'RSS Feeds' tab on the 'Tools->Account Settings' dialog, all the feed folders you have under the 'RSS Feeds' folder remain (kind of makes sense so you don't lose any cached content). Also note that by default the RSS subscriptions are stored on exchange (which is good because you have access to them from multiple machines through OWA, but also can be bad if your server pst size limit is small).

So anyway, this is unsupported and not recommended and definitely comes with no warranties and everything else in my disclaimer applies. With that out of the way, this is how got rid of all the feeds in one go:
1. Close Outlook 2007 Beta 2
2. Launch Outlook 2003 and connect it to the same exchange server
3. Notice how the RSS Feeds appears as a *regular* folder in Outlook 2003 (it treats it as any other user-created folder)
4. Delete the "RSS Folder" (obviously you can't do that in O12 as it is special, as the icon indicates)

The above worked for me so capturing it here in case it helps anyone but, again, do this at your own risk.
Sunday, December 21, 2008 11:13:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
so how do I "launch outlook 2003"?
Sunday, December 21, 2008 4:27:12 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
GordonM: First you install it on a machine. Then you find the EXE or the entry in the Program Files and you open it.
Thursday, January 22, 2009 1:37:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
If you have OWA access, you can just use that to perform the delete.
Anonymous
Friday, April 24, 2009 7:29:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
All you have to do to get rid of RSS feeds in Outlook 2007 is go to Tools, and into Account Settings. The 3rd tab from the left is RSS Feeds. Simply highlight and click Remove on the ones you don't want.
VERY SIMPLE!!
Anonymous
Thursday, May 21, 2009 1:55:18 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Ermmmm...as above, just go into Tools -> Account Settings and then 3 tab from left is RSS feeds. If you want to delete them all in one go then click the top feed, hold shift and click the bottom feed and it will highlight all of those in between. Hit remove and bob's your mothers brother!
Anonymous
Tuesday, June 09, 2009 6:00:49 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
For me, deleting the feeds in IE itself seems to be the solution... otherwise Outlook keeps putting them back every time you restart Outlook.
Anonymous
Saturday, June 20, 2009 6:31:27 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
except the folder is still there after you delete the feeds. Accidently dropping emails in that folder leads to much frustration as I can't find them after.
Friday, October 30, 2009 3:01:37 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
thanks, i didn't fancy having to look around all of outlook's settings myself to find this.
beaver
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