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Subscribe to a YouTube Channel in Outlook 2013

The simplest way to subscribe to YouTube channels in Outlook 2013 is to use Internet Explorer. You need Internet Explorer version 7 or later to do that. When you subscribe to a feed in either Outlook or Internet Explorer, that feed becomes available in both programs.

Internet Explorer makes it much easier to subscribe to YouTube channels and other feeds than Outlook does, so if you have a choice, Internet Explorer is the place to go to add a subscription.

To subscribe to a YouTube channel in Internet Explorer, go to the channel of your choice and follow these steps:

  1. Click the Feeds button at the top of the Internet Explorer screen.

    A new page opens.

    When you open a YouTube channel or other website that offers an RSS feed, the Feeds button at the top of the Internet Explorer screen changes from gray to orange.

  2. Click the Subscribe to This Feed link.

    The Subscribe to This Feed dialog box appears.

  3. Click the Subscribe button.

    The Subscribe to This Feed dialog box closes.

Now you can view the feed in either Internet Explorer 7 or newer or Outlook 2013. Each time that you subscribe to a new YouTube channel, a new folder that displays the channel name appears in the RSS Feeds folder in the Outlook Folder list in the Navigation bar.

Just look inside that folder to see what’s new. You’ll see an entry for each video that looks just like an e-mail message with a picture from that video. When you double-click one of those pictures, the video it represents opens for viewing.

If the subscriptions you choose in Internet Explorer don’t show up in Outlook, you may need to check one Outlook setting to make it work:

  1. Click the File tab in Outlook.

  2. Choose Options.

  3. Choose Advanced.

  4. Select the Synchronize RSS Feeds to the Common Feed List (CFL) in Windows check box.

    It’s in the RSS section.

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