A common question is
Can I remove the RSS folder in Outlook 2007?
Yes, you can use a group policy to remove RSS capability from Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, and up. If you disable RSS after you create your profile, you’ll need to make a new PST to get rid of the folder or use MFCMAPI to delete it. While group policy is considered by many to be a ‘corporate’ feature, anyone can change their local group policy.
You’ll need to add this key to the registry – create the keys if they do not exist.
Ready to use .reg files and a video tutorial are available at How to remove RSS support from Outlook (Slipstick.com)
If you don’t want to edit the registry yourself or want to see what else you can turn off, download the policy templates from:
1. After extracting the files, go to Start menu, Run and type MMC
2. Choose File, Add/Remove Snap-in
3. Click Add
4. Select Group Policy and press Add
5. Press Finish, Close and then OK to return to the MMC
6. In the left column of the MMC expand Local Computer Policy then right click Administrative Templates in User Configuration and choose Add/Remove Templates
7. Browse to the location where you extracted the templates to and select OUTLK12.ADM
There are templates for each version of Outlook (and Office) available from Microsoft.
Office 2013 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool download
2007 Office system Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool version 2.0
Office 2003 Service Pack 3 Administrative Template (ADM), OPAs, and Explain Text Update
Published August 29, 2008. Last updated on October 23, 2020.