When I open a password-protected joomla-site in Firefox, after login I can see its RSS-feed. But when I try to subscribe to that feed via Outlook, it opens a "failed to open website" window instead, failing to add the feed, and there seems to be no way to tell Outlook how to login. Is there any way to configure either Outlook or Joomla (e.g. via a ?username=... switch in the the RSS-URL) such that the RSS can be subscribed to while remaining protected?


If I were you, I would try following syntax for RSS URL in Outlook:
http://<username>:<password>@<full rss url>

  • I'm afraid that doesn't seem to work (maybe because the username contains a space, so I tried quoting " and escaping the space as %20 as well to no avail) – Tobias Kienzler Feb 2 '16 at 11:55
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    Username with a space!?! I must be from another galaxy... Sorry... – Mikan Feb 2 '16 at 12:10
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    I had no saying in this, I'm afraid... – Tobias Kienzler Feb 2 '16 at 12:11
  • Haven't thought so, trust me... – Mikan Feb 2 '16 at 12:20
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    Sorry to inform you, it doesn't work! I have tested on one of my test sites, and it doesn't work. Dunno what else to suggest. – Mikan Feb 3 '16 at 22:47

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