Using Outlook to view unread Forum content

Document created by Greg Jankowski Employee on Nov 17, 2009Last modified by Greg Jankowski Employee on Sep 22, 2011
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There are two options for reading SolidWorks Forums content right within Microsoft Outlook, RSS and eMail notification.




View all content via the following RSS feed This feed can be used by any RSS compatible viewer.

- You can see the posts you have read and ones you have not (unread).

- Add to Outlook or any RSS capable reader. Note that Outlook 2007 and previous has some issues with RSS feeds.



Following what's important:


Use Follow this Place and mark the places within the Forums that are important to you.

You can follow, or un-follow, places within the Notifications area of any place.


e-mail Notifications:


Receive e-mail notification to define what is important to you (i.e., place post, tag, etc.).

- You can define, and modify, the email notications.

- Add to Outlook (see Create an Outlook rule below).


Create an Outlook rule


To organize the e-mail notification, create a rule in Outlook.


Start the Outlook Rules and Alerts wizard.



  Set that the e-mail notification comes from "".



  - Create a folder for the notifications (i.e., SolidWorks Forums).