Apple mail message color?

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  1. Zillion macrumors regular

    Zillion

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    Hi, I just switched to Leopard from Windows :D

    Small question on Apple Mail 3.2, if I change color in Preferences, Fonts & Colors, Message font, the color in the composing message remains black. How can I change the color?

    thanks
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Format -> Show Colours. Either do it at the beginning or just select the text that you want to change.
     
  3. Zillion thread starter macrumors regular

    Zillion

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    Thanks. So that means you can't automatically compose in an other color than black, without manually doing " Format -> Show Colours ".. hmm but the rest of Apple Mail I seem to like. I used Thunderbird for years.
     
  4. dannyg9 macrumors newbie

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    Color code messages

    Hi all, to add to this thread, is there a way to color code messages (highlight) I would really like color code my inbox! Any help would be great. i really don't want to move to thunderbird if I don't have to (though color coding or labeling is far easier! thanks, Dan
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    the color label of mail.app, AFAIK, is done by setting up filters. I dont think its very useful that way.

    See if anybody else has better solutions.
     
  6. jplan2008 macrumors regular

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    1) You can set rules to automatically highlight certain messages a particular color (by sender, etc) -- Mail - preferences -rules

    2) To highlight messages individually, select the message(s), then format - show colors (shortcut is command-shift-c), then select from the color wheel. (if you're not familiar with the color wheel, you can put a bunch colors down below in the small squares, so it's faster and more consistent)

    (To change font of messages in inbox, it's format-show font, or command-t)
     
  7. dannyg9 macrumors newbie

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    mac mail

    Thanks for the help At last I can get just a little more organized!
     

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