Error in setting up RSS feed to reddit and hackernews
June 6, 2011 3:06 AM   Subscribe

Hello, I am trying to set a RSS feed using Microsoft outlook for reddit and hackernews( Outlook is my mail client to check my office mails. (email server using - POP3) Bu when I say Subscribe now, it it opens outlook on my windows-PC ,but gives an error as below :- "Outlook cannot download the RSS content from because of problem connecting to server. Same error occurs when I tried to subscribe to hackernews( as well. So something to do with Outlook settings or something? This is at office PC which is behind a router/firewall. 1.What is the problem here. Do I need to change some setting in outlook for this RSS feed? 2.How can i fix this to see Hackernews RSS feeds using my outlook?
posted by goldenmean to Technology (2 answers total)
Both those URLs are valid, so I'd try it in Google Reader. If it fails there too, then you probably have a network issue. If it works in Google Reader, then you have an Outlook issue.
posted by COD at 5:09 AM on June 6, 2011

The reddit URL is not valid, it's a 404. Reddit RSS URLs are made by adding ".rss" (note the period) to the end of the URL, so the feed for /r/programming is The URL for the main page (i.e. a mixture of the default subreddits) is

I don't know about the Outlook part, but try adding the feed manually, don't rely on clicking some orange thing to work.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:49 AM on June 6, 2011

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