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Color-coding for emails

So it's easy to know which email address the message was sent to even before opening it.

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      • Danial Rafa’ee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        keyword search wont always pop up. individual emails to be seen in inbox as each email from each sender and not in one thread. colour code folders, inboxes and emails.

      • Elizabeth Jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I noticed in Gmail one has the ability to sort emails into groups such as "social media", "important", etc... I too would like something similar, but with the option to colour-code as I have a ton of emails that need to be sorted differently in accordance with their colour-code. This way I can easily match the email to its designated calendar spot.

      • Tony Rodriguez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would be nice to be able to change the color labels of each email address in the application. it changes them by default but would be nice to have the choice of which colors.

      • Ing. Fabián Garro. MPM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Don't merge my suggestion with this.

        It's not each mail received what I want to code but each different accounts that one has configured within outlook.

        Again, down load Blue Mail to your smartphone and configure 2 or more mail accounts. FOR EAch one YOU CAN define a color and mails are received separately or all together that way you can check mail based on area of interest or priority.

        I have, for instance, one gmail account for all sites I visit that asks me for an email in order to try a software demo or so, and my personal relevant Hotmail account. Also have my job account.

        So merging my suggestion with color coded messages received is not what I intended.

      • Amir Hejazi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        give us the option to color code an email based on either the domain or the specific email address. so this means when we receive a new email, (unread email) it will be a specific color which signifies whatever the user associates the color to, for example it's for urgent cases based on the specific email address or Associates a certain companies domain to stand out when an email is received.Color coding is just another way to customize our email inbox. I don't think any email service in the universe has this option. I should get a prize for this.

      • Yılmaz ARARAT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        gelen postalar ve posta kutuları birbirinden tam olarak ayrışık değil bunlar renklerle birbirinden ayrılabilir

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Make use of the color for organizing. Not just randomly.
        Use it to distinguish between email accounts (or find another way to do that)

      • Slaten Administration commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have multiple email boxes that are shared with more than one person. As emails come in, we color code (each person has their own color) them so we can easily identify who needs to handle that email. On an android phone (and an iPhone) you can't see or assign those color codes at all.

      • J Nelson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You have merged my idea with another idea that I do not agree with! My request "allow color code assignments (that have meaning) like can be done on desktop in Outlook." is NOT the intent of merged idea of "Color-coding for emails." To be more specific, I use "Categorize" tags (with my associated assigned color) in Outlook desktop to assign meaning to emails. I want Andriod app to have same tagging functionality of categories (with sync). Please un-merge my idea!

      • Raul Fabre commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        have different backgrownd colors for different emails accounts so you can easily determine in which account you are visually

      • vividh@vividworld.in commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use multiple email IDs, and would love to be able to see which email in my inbox was received on which email ID. A small color tab of sorts would greatly help it.

      • Damien Clercq commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Currently the colour of the circle in front if the message is selected randomly but depending on the sender. Now I got lot of different colours that make no sense. I would like to link a colour to a mail account. Ex : outlook is blue, gmail is red, professional mails are green... Calendar already offers this feature

      • Michael Bollhoefer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        right now when you go to combined inbox or what is called the home all emails appear the same. Each email has an icon next to it with the initials of the sender and a random color coding. But this does not tell me which email came from which address. when I get email from a particular address I must respond to it quicker and it would be nice to be able to know in the combined inbox which one is from my work instead of my personal right now you can't tell without going email by email or switching to that specific inbox when you have multiple accounts. Even if it was possible to replace the circle with the initials in it and put the initial of the email address the mail came from that would be much more useful than the two letters or single letter that showing that circle when the sender is clearly listed right next to it in full text. Most other apps support this or at least have a note next to the title and sender of the email that tells you what address the email was addressed to. This prevents me from using this app I'm on Microsoft consultant and prefer to use Microsoft products to ensure that I am eating the dog food that I'm selling to my customers. I think this would be a huge benefit to anyone with multiple accounts whether it be color coding the emails by e-mail address or at least adding the label on the inbox screen next to the sender and title.

      • Lukas Sabaliauskas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You do change the colors of different mail addresses witch helps differentiate them but not yet to indentify them intuitively.

      • steve m commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        as it is, it's not easy to distinguish unread emails because the bold text isn't drastic enough. instead, please make them blue or green.

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