Customize how Outlook highlights Unread Emails

By standss Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Let me start off by asking a very simple question…

How does Outlook highlight Unread emails by default? Yes you all are right :), it highlights the email as Bold and Black.

This is how we have always identified unread emails in our Inbox and while many would still prefer this classic view, for others who are interested in customizing this option or would like a color, font of their choice, this post provides you steps to make this change.

In Outlook 2016/2013/2010

  • Click the View tab > View Settings
  • Click Conditional Formatting…
  • Select Unread messages
  • Click on the Font button
  • On the Font screen, specify your desired settings
  • Click OK until all screens are closed.

In Outlook 2003/2007

  • Click View on the menu > Current View > Customize Current View…
  • Click Automatic Formatting…
  • Select Unread messages
  • Click on the Font button
  • On the Font screen, specify your desired settings
  • Click OK until all screens are closed.

Any new emails you receive will now be highlighted as specified in your settings.

Which view do you prefer, the classic Bold or your own customized color?

Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Related Post

Let Outlook Highlight Important Emails

Color Code Emails in Your Outlook Inbox

Categories : Outlook 2010, outlook 2013, Outlook 2016, Outlook Email Tips

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Search Blog

Archives