Getting external RSS feeds working through a proxy in SharePoint

  1. Find the web.config file for the web application
  2. e.g.


  3. Backup web.config and then open the file in notepad
  4. Append the  <defaultProxy> tag to include the proxy details
  5. <>


    <proxy usesystemdefault=”false” proxyaddress=”http://proxy:80/” bypassonlocal=”true” />



  6. Substitute http://proxy:80/ with your proxy address and port
  7. Save the web.config file

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