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    I've been asked how to color code incoming messages. I tried assigning a category color to a contact, but that sender's emails are not so tagged. Is this possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanora View Post
    I've been asked how to color code incoming messages.
    For example, in the Inbox, to list the sender and subject in a different color text? That's possible (at least as of Outlook 2003) by adding an "Automatic Formatting" rule in the View settings. The rule criteria are defined in a manner similar to an Advanced Find, which is somewhat different than a regular rule. I've only experimented with this feature a bit, so I don't know how many formatting rules you can add before it becomes impractical.

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    Not sure in Outlook '10, but in '07 you can assign the message a colored category in the rules. when a message arrives you will see a colored box next to the flag.
    Is that what you want?
    The reading pane will then show what the category is.
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    In Outlook 2010 there is a more complex process than in previous versions. Rather tedious and I'm not sure why it has been made so much more complicated!
    View (in the ribbon)
    Click down arrow on the right hand side of box
    View settings
    Conditional formatting
    Add
    Then add a name or email address, and select the font and colour
    Condition- here you add other details to identify the sender
    Then OK (three times) to take you out of the view settings

    I hope this works for you- and if anyone knows an easier way, I would love to hear about it!
    Dianne

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