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Pro Tip: Color-code emails in Mail on Mac

You can make email messages easier to spot by using a rule to automatically color-code them. For example, messages with a high priority could have a red background.

  1. In the Mail app on your Mac, choose Mail > Preferences, then click Rules.

  2. Click Add Rule.

  3. Choose whether any or all of the conditions have to be met.

  4. Click the conditions pop-up menu to set the conditions for color-coding. For example, choose “Priority is high.”

  5. Click the “Perform the following actions” pop-up menus, choose “Set Color of Message,” then choose either “of background” or “of text.”

  6. Choose a color from the pop-up menu, or choose Other and use the Colors window to select a color.

  7. Click OK.


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