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    Color of incoming mail (Outlook 2003)

    I have a number of different email accounts. In Outlook XP I configured it in such a way that incoming mail in account #1 showed up normally in black, account #2 is in red and #3 is blue. When I switched to Outlook 2003 those settings remained.

    Since that's not the type of thing I change every day I noticed no difference. Now I wanted to mark a particular sender in green but as far as I can see the only possibility I have in 2003 is to change the color of the flag at the end.

    Is that so or have I overlooked something?

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    Re: Color of incoming mail (Outlook 2003)

    Select Tools>Organize

    This gives you the option to change the color of messages from individuals.

    The Automatic Formatting button on the top right of this dialog will show the settings that have already been applied.

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    Re: Color of incoming mail (Outlook 2003)

    Thanks, Tony. For the life of me I couldn't find that anymore.

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    Re: Color of incoming mail (Outlook 2003)

    More detailed options can be found under View|Arrange By|Current View|Define Views - then choosing Copy, Modify or New - finally Automatic Formatting|Add. A real drill down! HTH
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    Re: Color of incoming mail (Outlook 2003)

    Ugh... boy, what a load. I played with it a bit but didn't change anything because I don't exactly know whether there's anything I need/want/must have. I'm just not certain what it'll do. The problem I had with the color was simple - when you don't have a mail open then the little box which changes the colors isn't there. That was my problem. As soon as I clicked on an email everything which I missed appeared again.

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    Re: Color of incoming mail (Outlook 2003)

    If you do want to look at it further, choose Copy, give it a meaningful name and then see whether the changes help. It can be very useful for prioritising and filtering your mail. HTH
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    Re: Color of incoming mail (Outlook 2003)

    I certainly will look at it further, right after I make a copy of Outlook. I'm always willing to learn something. Thanks.

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    Re: Color of incoming mail (Outlook 2003)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Randy

    You could also use the Organize by color...

    I use this, with red, for messages coming from my boss, or my coworkers. These I need to attend to right away, jokes from Yahoo Lists and marked Gary.

    The only draw back is that Green is very dull IMHO, but Lime on the other hard, Wow Baby!!! <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35>

    Check it out, and tell me how creative your Inbox looks...

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    Re: Color of incoming mail (Outlook 2003)

    Hello Wassim,

    I do exactly that, not for mail from specific people but rather different e-mail addresses. I have a number of them for different purposes and I haven't quite figured out how to color everything which comes into one address. If there is a constant word in the subject line, eBay for example, then it's no problem, but exactly what I need I haven't quite figured out how to accomplish.

    My Newsletter and subscription account, for example gets about 25 mails per week and as they come into that account I attach a colot to that sender, but that's not exactly the way it's supposed to work.

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    Re: Color of incoming mail (Outlook 2003)

    OK lets me see if I understand Randy

    1) You are using Outlook 2003.

    2) In filters, or rules, you have the ability to choose if a message comes to you via a certain account.

    Say you have a hotmail account, a Yahoo account, a Juno account and an account from your employer.

    If a message comes to the hotmail account, vs the Yahoo account you can have certain things happen to it. Now I am not sure if you can have a color applies, but I am sure you can put one of the 6 colored flags there, and sort by the flag status.

    Mind you you are not really using the flags for their "status" status <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> you are simply using the color of the flag.

    Check the image I have blow.

    HTH

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    Re: Color of incoming mail (Outlook 2003)

    Hello Wassim,

    Yes, it's Outlook 2003, the account part the way you described it is correct - exactly, flags would be no problem - that I have down pat but do not want. I'd like every message which is received by the Juno account to be blue, regardless of sender, and whatever is received by Yahoo should be red. Bad examples, since Yahoo is not a POP3 server, but we get the idea anyway.

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    Re: Color of incoming mail (Outlook 2003)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Randy

    Yes I got your idea... <img src=/S/bingo.gif border=0 alt=bingo width=15 height=22>

    As of now, I see no way of making it like the way you want to without many many hours of work.

    Here is the long solution:

    If you have specific people who e-mail you at the Juno account you can use the technique I described in my earlier message number 343824. Now surely this will take a long time, and is prone for errors. Not to mention its hard to maintain <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>

    BUT!!! <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> we have VBA

    So I am thinking that if we use the technique I described in message number 343871 to have Outlook do the hard work, then have VBA copy the flag color to the message, I think we will get a reasonable solution. <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>

    I will need some time to research the Ins and Outs of this approach, so if any of the Loungers know its a futile effort, please speak up NOW. <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>

    What do you think?

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    Re: Color of incoming mail (Outlook 2003)

    Hello Wassim,

    I don't think I'm going to get into VB and I really do have what I want, I'm just not getting there the way I'd like and that's what bothers me a bit. I thought that function was somewhere in Outlook and I just couldn't find it, but now that I know it's not me but rather the program that's missing something I can live with it. Besides, Outlook 2007 will surely have that function.

    The 20 or 25 Newsletters I'll mark as they come in, each with its own sender but with the same color, the eBay stuff I can nail down because of the same word in the subject line and the regular mail I don't do anything with anyway - that stays black. I also don't want to use flags.

    I really appreciate your help - Vielen Dank. May we meet again here. One more question... where are you?

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    Re: Color of incoming mail (Outlook 2003)

    Have a look at the dialog in the attachment. It is a follow-up to my earlier post. Does that make your choice any clearer? HTH
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    Re: Color of incoming mail (Outlook 2003)

    Yes, it's an additional roundabout way to get a bit closer to what I'd like.

    I'm quite happy with my present arrangement now. I set a rule for every newsletter... did that about twenty times, and now they all arive in my color of choice. It works perfectly.

    I just thought there was a function for marking accounts in a specific color.

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