Monday 15 October 2007

Outlook 2007 - RSS feeds no longer work ... period! 0xB7AC0008

Usually when the RSS feeds being aggregated in Outlook no longer feed in, a reboot fixes it.

Well, several reboots later, nothing seems to be working.

Outlook keeps throwing 0xD07C0008, 0xD28C0008, 0xD49C0008, 0xD6AC0008, and so on, and so on, ad infinitum.

This is Outlook 2007 on Vista x64 connected to our SBS Exchange server.

So, the next step is to export all of the feeds, then import them again. Nope. Doesn't work.

So, what are the options from there? One is to delete them one by one. Then, import the OPML file again. What a tedious process. There is a very painful pause in between each one. This is oh so senseless.

So, after all of this, Outlook is pretty much unresponsive. This is after deleting two of the blog feeds. There is not enough time in the day to fix it.

So, time to throw in the towel. Are there any good RSS Readers that integrate into Outlook 2007? Or, perhaps a standalone reader. Free is not so important as the ability to sort the feeds by blog and perhaps a further sort by subject would be nice.


Okay, maybe I spoke too soon. Outlook seems to have recovered. I was able to delete the feeds in both IE and Outlook, and the feeds are coming back with no errors - or at least some of them are. Time will tell if they pick up or not.

This breakage is cyclic. There seems to be no rhyme or reason behind it. But, it just keeps happening!

The question above still stands though. Time to move on until Microsoft gets their collective Outlook stuff together and fixes the problem.

Previous post on the subject: Outlook 2007 - RSS Broken Feed Frustration.

UPDATE: As I sit here, there are no RSS feeds coming up. Anything that showed up stopped on the date, October 10 or thereabouts, that things stopped working. So, no fix. :(

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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Anonymous said...

I'm afraid i gave up on Outlook RSS a long time ago

I gave google reader a spin and i'm pretty happy with it so far

Anonymous said...

Outlook 2007 may appear nice and fancy on the UI part, but the functionality is decreased in quality compared with earlier versions of this product.

I threw in the bloody towel and went happily back to 2003.

Oh, and it wasn't Outlooks' blood either.

Beta tester of "0"s and "1"s

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...


There is a special wall in our shop just for said reason. ;)