How to Change the Way Unread Messages are Highlighted in Outlook

By default, the titles of the unread messages in Outlook are bold and in blue. If you think that is not strong enough, you can change them with the steps below:

Step 1: Go to the folder you want to change, normally the "Inbox" folder;

Step 2: In the View" tab, click "View Settings";

Step 3: Click "Conditional Formatting" in the new window;

Step 4: Check "Unread messages" box and click "Font";

Step 5: In the "Font" dialog box, select the format you like to have for unread messages. For example, we use "Bold" for font style, "Bigger" for size and "Maroon" for color;

Step 6: Click "OK" to close.

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