Make unread messages more visible with bold face black color font
Instead of a light blue font for an unread message, just make the whole message a bold face font. It's easier to see what new messages you have. The current color scheme is too subtle.
function over fashion is always preferable - especially for the (lots of ) older folks using the tools.
steve wong commented
yes, pretty much how gmail does it. they bold the unread emails. simple and it works.