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How to Change the Way Unread Messages are Highlighted in Outlook

By default, Outlookhighlights unread messages in your Inbox with a bold font. You can change this to use a color, a bigger font, or even a completely different font.

To change the way unread mail is highlighted in Outlook:

  • Click View
  • Click Current View
  • Click Customize Current View... from the menu while you are in your Outlook Inbox.
  • Click on Automatic Formatting.
  • Select Unread Messages.
  • Click on Font....
  • Specify your desired settings.
  • Click OK.
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  • Topic #: 8241-1782
  • Date Created: 7/29/2013
  • Last Modified Since: 7/29/2013
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