Color-coding messages from certain senders

You can set preferences to color-code messages from different senders. This feature helps you scan your Inbox for high-priority messages.


  1. To color-code mail from specific senders, click File > Preferences, click Mail, and then click the Sender Colors tab.
  2. Enter names and select colors. You can enter more than one name for each color combination. Separate names by pressing Enter (rather than using a comma).
    1. To select names from a directory, click the down arrow next to the field.
    Note: You cannot enter group names.
  3. To apply the colors to meetings, select Also apply colors to meetings chaired by these people.
    Note: The Calendar Category Colors feature (More > Preferences > Calendar & To Do > Colors > Category Colors) takes precedence over this feature.