How to color code messages in Outlook 2010

If you recently switched to Outlook 2010 and color coded your messages, it probably seems like you can’t do it anymore. The good news is that you can still do it; the bad news is that it’s a little tricky.

To make life easier I created a little step by step tutorial for you. Just follow the steps below and you’ll be color coding in no time.

Inbox

In the Inbox click the View tab

Inbox

Inbox View Tab

Select View Settings

Inbox View Tab

View Settings Dialog Box

Open Conditional Formatting

View Settings Dialog Box

Conditional Formatting

Select Add

Conditional Formatting

Conditional Formatting

Type the name of your new rule, then choose Font

Conditional Formatting

Font Selecton Options

Choose your color. As an option you can also set it to bold.

Font Selecton Options

Conditional Formatting

Select Condition

Conditional Formatting

Filter

Select From

Filter

Select Names: Contacts

Choose the person you want to highght.

Select Names: Contacts

Select Names: Contacts

Then click the From button

Select Names: Contacts

Filter

When you’re finished, select OK

Filter

Conditional Formatting

Then click OK here

Conditional Formatting

Advanced View Settings: Messages

And click OK one more time to save it. After that all new messages from your sender will be in the color you chose.

Advanced View Settings: Messages