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Windows 7: Outlook 2010 - Formatting non read titles

13 Apr 2014   #1

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Outlook 2010 - Formatting non read titles


How do I format the titles of non-read messages in my Outlook 2010?
I wish I could format them in bold and color so they willl standout among the read ones, allowing me not to forget about them.

I understand this formatting is possible, but don't know how to do.

Help will be appreciated .


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13 Apr 2014   #2

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Here's how:
  • Click Ribbon > View > View settings:
    Outlook 2010 - Formatting non read titles-2014-04-13_14h29_10.png
  • Click Conditional Formatting:
    Outlook 2010 - Formatting non read titles-2014-04-13_14h30_13.png
  • Select Unread messages, click Font:
    Outlook 2010 - Formatting non read titles-2014-04-13_14h30_52.png
  • Change the font for Unread messages as you wish, click OK:
    Outlook 2010 - Formatting non read titles-2014-04-13_14h32_16.png
  • Click OK to close Conditional Formatting dialog
  • Click OK to close Advanced View settings dialog
  • Now your unread messages are shown as you want to:
    Outlook 2010 - Formatting non read titles-2014-04-13_14h33_07.png
Please notice you have to do this separately for each mailbox, for instance if you have set up both your work and private email in Outlook and they are set up using their own respective mailbox / PST file, you need to change the settings as told above on both mailboxes.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits

Hi Kari,

That simple!!!!

Thanks a lot for your didactic help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Apr 2014   #4

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You are welcome :).
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