RSS Feeds in Outlook 2007 - Part 2. Bye bye Outlook

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2007 11:08 PM

The other day, I posted about my issues with Outlook 2007 and its handling of my RSS feeds. I tried a number of things to fix it, the latest effort being to export all my feeds, delete all of them from Outlook, then re-import. Didn't work, dates were still all wrong.

I have to say I am very disappointed. I enjoyed the convenience of having my feeds in Outook, but it seems that the "Really Simple Syndication" (RSS) format, is not simple enough for Outlook and so it decides to mangle the dates. Its simple issues like this that I feel really detract from products and date handling is not a new thing.

At any rate, I gave up and have decided to give Jetbrains Omea reader a whirl. I looked at Google reader but it felt clunky and I don't like to online experience, even with the ability take it offline. I'd rather go offline from the start.

So far so good. Nice UI, good searching. NOW I have some catching up to do with all my missed blog posts.

by Glav

Comments

# lkempe said on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 8:46 AM

Where are the THANKS ;-) !!!

# Patrick Parker said on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 12:30 PM

Glav,

Hello! I am Product Manager at The Dot Net Factory. We are an ISV that makes an Identity Management suite built on all of the latest Microsoft tech - .NET 3.0, WF, WCF, ASP.NET AJAX, etc... Would you be interested in discussing a potential opportunity?

Thanks!

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patrick@thedotnetfactory.com

# Scott Galloway said on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 3:31 PM

Have to agree, it's a great feature badly done...I'd have loved a system wide managed API for RSS syndication but alas...

# Jon K said on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 5:28 PM

Ive used RSS Popper for quite some time, it just works. Best of all it's free!

# Peter Hancock said on Monday, September 10, 2007 2:23 AM

I tried Outlook 2007 for ages for exactly the same reason, but in the end gave up.  For me, it just never updated consistently.

For mine - Awasu is the one.

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