This article will look at 2 ways to highlight unread messages in Outlook inbox. By the 2 means, you can simply identify them from multiple emails.
As a regular user of Outlook, I’ve stored a myriad of emails in my Inbox. Even though I am accustomed to cleaning expired emails at regular intervals, I still find it not easy to distinguish unread messages from read messages. Depending on this problem, I discovered two methods.
Change Font Size and Color of Unread Messages
- At the very outset, pitch on your Inbox folder.
- Then switch to “View” tab and click “View Settings” button in ribbon.
- A new dialog box will pop up. You should click “Conditional Formatting” button.
- Next in the subsequent dialog, you should select “Unread Messages” in “Rules for this view” box.
- Under “Properties of Selected Rule” label, you need to click “Fonts” button.
- Later another window will show up, in which you can change font style, size, effects, and color according to your wishes.
- Finally click a series of “OK” to save the settings.
Make Unread Messages Look Distinctive via Message Preview
Alternatively, Outlook allows you to preview unread messages by showing a few lines of message body. How to enable preview depends on your Outlook version.
- In Outlook 2010, to start with you should select Inbox folder. Then switch to “View” tab. Next locate and click “Change View” button. From the drop-down list, you should select “Preview” option. Outlook will show you a 3 line preview of unread messages.
- In Outlook 2013, for a start you should also head to “View” tab. Then you can see a “Message Preview” button. Click it and you will see four options – “Off”, “1Line”, “2 Lines” and “3 Lines”. You can choose any among the latter three as per your desire.
Don’t Disregard Any Small Glitches in Outlook
In order to make Outlook more perfect, its developer has made a lot of efforts. However they just add more advanced capabilities to Outlook, cannot thoroughly prevent Outlook errors. It seems that encountering various glitches in Outlook has become a common phenomenon. Thus many users often ignores them. Nevertheless, it is increasing errors that result in severe Outlook crashes. Once Outlook is crashed, you would pay much more than dealing with small glitches. So don’t overlook any errors. Moreover, it is highly advisable to keep a versatile repair tool handy, such as DataNumen Outlook Repair, which is designed to repair Outlook. It can minimize corruption and loss of data swiftly.
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