Why does MS Outlook 2010 download old RSS feed items along with new ones?

Vangelis Tatsis November 6, 2011

I use MS Outlook 2010 as a RSS feeder. When I get a new RSS feed item, I read it and then I delete it from the inbox folder or move it to specific folders for organization.
However, when Outlook downloads the new RSS feeds, it downloads the week-older items as well, which I have already deleted or moved. As a result, I have to delete older items .
Does anybody know why is this happening and how can I solve this problem?

    November 7, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Hello, I do not have outlook 2010.....but I have the 2007 version.  Do you mark the specific feeds as read before you delete them?  I know it is probably a shot in the dark but next time before you delete a feed try marking it as read before the deletion.  Maybe you can solve your problem that way? 

    • Vangelis Tatsis
      November 7, 2011 at 8:40 am

      Hello Fidelis, and thank you very much for your comment. Every mark I read a feed it is being marked automatically as read anyway, so all feeds I delete are marked as read. But let me tell you this: the problem does not happen with all my rss feeds (and I have many). The problem is specifically for the Lifehacker's rss feeds. Is there a possibility that this is caused by the rss settings of the site itself?

      • FIDELIS
        November 7, 2011 at 8:55 am

        Hello, thank you for the feedback.  If you only experience this with the one site you mentioned, it definitely has something to do with the settings for their feed.  I used to get their feed a while back but I was not using outlook like you are.  Nowadays I kinda stay away ever since the problems they had a while back with passwords and stuff.

        • Vangelis Tatsis
          November 8, 2011 at 11:01 am

          This problem was not existed in the beginning, and I thought that I did something wrong. It was after they came up with the new layout that the problem appeared.
          Anyway, I would like to thank you for your comments and your time. Take care...

        • FIDELIS
          November 8, 2011 at 5:52 pm

          Hello, don't mention it.