Although we can now colour categorise Outlook e-mails, people who previously used Lotus Notes ask about colouring the whole row within the Inbox if the e-mail is from, say, their boss.
In Outlook 2007 and earlier versions, first select an e-mail from the person concerned. Click Tools – Organize. Click Use Colors.
From the first dropdown, select from. Ensure the right person is displayed in the second box. From the colour dropdown, select the colour which you want the e-mail to be highlighted in. Click Apply Color. All e-mails from that person will then be shown in the colour chosen.
In Outlook 2010, on the View tab, click View Settings. The Advanced View Settings dialog box will be displayed. Click Conditional Formatting. Click Add. Type in a name for your new rule, Click on the Font button and select the required colour from the Color dropdown, then click OK.
Click Condition. Click From and select the relevant person. Click OK twice. All e-mails from that person will then be shown in the colour chosen.
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