How to make unread messages in Apple Mail bold?

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  1. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Is there a way to make unread messages in Mail bold instead of just having that light blue dot next to them?
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    in the preferences under the viewing tab, there should be a box you could check to "display unread messages with bold font."
     

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  3. rsd macrumors member

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    hi you could just create a 'rule' for all new mail. that way you can have it in bold or highlighted in a colour etc ....
     
  4. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    Have you checked option: Preferences/Viewing/Display unread messages with bold font?
     
  5. rsd macrumors member

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    OK much easier than my idea, but with a rule you can have fun colours!

    :confused: maybe not for everyone tho
     
  6. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    THANK YOU!

    I must have looked at that page 10 different times and never saw that! D'oh!
     
  7. orc macrumors newbie

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    Plus, make sure that you select a Message list font in the Fonts & Colors preferences dialog that supports bold typeface in addition to the regular one. Otherwise the selection of "display unread messages with bold font" in the Viewing preferences dialog will have no effect.
     
  8. dogen macrumors newbie

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    How do you make an unread message not only bold but a color? I've looked at the rules choices and I don't see a usable option. If I set a color preference for the message list font, it will color all messages, which isn't what I want. I'd like only unread messages to be bold and, say, orange so that I can see them across the room without glasses. Entourage can be set to a color; surely Mail can also. What am I missing?
     
  9. orc macrumors newbie

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    There doesn't seem to be a way to highlight unread messages in a different color. If you just want to be able to easily identify unread messages, you could simply create a Smart Mailbox that only displays unread messages, limited to specific folders if you like. And unlike mail rules smart mailboxes are updated continuously.
     

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