Mail - some emails are yellow/gold (Not junk)

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by rawdawg, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. rawdawg macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2009
    I've spent the past hour trying to figure out why some emails are yellow/gold colored font. They appeared to be bulk emails so I thought the mail app was marking them as spam, but I wasted 30 minutes trying to figure out where the "Not Spam" button went before realizing the button is missing because these emails are in fact not spam.

    So why are they yellow?

    Oh... if there's any Mac developers reading this... ALLOW US TO CHANGE THE DELAY TIME BEFORE MARKING EMAILS AS READ! Sometimes I wonder how the simplest things are left out.
  2. rawdawg thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2009
  3. icewing macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2008
    St Louis
    Mail->Preferences->Rules, set color of text to...
  4. VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2010
    App Q&A testing by request.
    I'm trying to find the same info....

    I found this:

    I have some gold that it has the junk icon next to it and the Not Junk button, and some that don't. Does fall under one of the preference exemptions, so maybe it's marked as gold because it looks like junk, but isn't labeled junk, since i've indicated I'd want it.
  5. chmedly macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2006
    I'm experienceing the same thing in Yosemite, but on an email that was received on an older computer running an older OS and was imported into this installation.
  6. mike123456778890, Aug 8, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2016

    mike123456778890 macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2016
    I,m also experiencing the same issue. Brown marked messages which I don't understand why those are brown or what the brown even means.

    My trash is showed straight to the spam folder or trash depending on how it is recognized as spam. But what are these brown massages in inbox?

    If I check the message to trash and then back to no trash the brown disappears. But I don't want to do this to every message one by one. And it would be nice to understand what it means that message is marked brown.

    Running El Capitan 10.11.6
  7. commotron macrumors newbie


    Aug 3, 2017
    Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany
    This issue is still seen in Apple Mail sierra version. The only thing we found on all machines that you can move those messages into the respective junk mail folder (if you don't have it, enable it in the settings) and there you can select the mail again and hit the move-to-inbox button in the header part of the mail.
  8. golfmad macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2017
    Thank you. That was very useful.

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