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    Subject line colour (2003)

    Hi there
    I have a user who is using a Red Font, Arial Narrow, Bold (don't ask!!) in the message area for bulk mail. He wants the subject line to also be the same font style, size, etc. Please could you let me know if this is possible, and if so, how would he go about to do so?
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    Re: Subject line colour (2003)

    Is the color being applied via "Automatic Formatting" (e.g., through the "Organizer" that we have used in earlier versions of Outlook or through modifying views), or is it a special feature of the junk mail filter?

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    Re: Subject line colour (2003)

    Hi there
    It's a manual e-mail that he formats manually as well, no automation or server interaction.
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    Re: Subject line colour (2003)

    I feel compelled to ask: why bother? It seems easier just to delete or quarantine bulk mail rather than decorate it. But to each his own.

    The color, typeface, etc., of the information in the tabular views is determined by the Automatic Formatting settings for that view. These seem somewhat fragile; I've just lost all of mine for the second time this year, but I digress. What he might want to do is create a new Category (e.g., BulkJunk) and create a formatting rule in the appropriate view(s) that sets the color, typeface, etc., for messages in that category. A category can be assigned to a message in the message options dialog (e.g., right-click a message in the Inbox, Options...) or a macro could be created and assigned to the toolbar to "categorize as junk" to speed up the process.

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    Re: Subject line colour (2003)

    Rhonda, are you asking about Bulk Mail being Received, or being Sent? If Sent, you have no control over the appearance of the subject line in the recipients e-mail client.
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    Re: Subject line colour (2003)

    Of course, if the recipient uses Outlook and you set a reminder on the message to a past date before sending, it may appear red in the Inbox... but that's a dirty trick. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Subject line colour (2003)

    <img src=/S/woops.gif border=0 alt=woops width=58 height=36> True, true. I stand (or lie face down) corrected.
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    Re: Subject line colour (2003)

    Thanks everyone! I am also disputing the usefulness of this feature. One concern that I have with the macros is that not everyone will be using 2003 - these mails are sent to external clients. I will recommend your advice! Thank you very much!

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    Re: Subject line colour (2003)

    Sorry, my replies assumed incoming mail, not outgoing mail, so you can ignore them for purposes of this question.

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