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Keep on top of client emails in Mail.app
Authored by: jmao on Mar 20, '06 08:32:53AM

I use a similar method to track my mail. What I addded to this process is a mail filter that flags messages that are sent by members of the "client" group. My SmartMailbox displays flagged messages and unread messages. This allows me to manually unflag a message when I'm satisfied I've dealt with it allowing it to drop out of that mailbox or flag a message to keep it current if that sender isn't already in the "client" group.

In addition, I've got lots of other groups that are flagged, etc,...but more importantly, I have a filter that changes the background color of any message that isn't identified by any of my many filters. This helps me quickly note messages which may have come from a new sender. This makes it easier for me to see senders that may need to be added to my addressbook and/or to a group.



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Keep on top of client emails in Mail.app
Authored by: dihakz on Mar 20, '06 09:49:36AM

How do you do that? (Change background colors of those emails which did not get caught by any other rule.)

Thanks!
Darren



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Keep on top of client emails in Mail.app
Authored by: pub3abn on Mar 20, '06 12:07:49PM

In Preferences -> Rules, look under "Perform the following actions:" -> "Set Color of Message".



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Keep on top of client emails in Mail.app
Authored by: jiclark on Mar 20, '06 06:24:38PM

Related question:

How do you remove the color from a message that somehow has gotten a colored subject?? I don't know if the message arrived colored, or whether I did it somehow myself, but I can't figure out how to 'uncolor' it!



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Keep on top of client emails in Mail.app
Authored by: ClassicUser on Mar 20, '06 08:53:40PM

Bring up the "Show Colors" utility window (Format -> Show Colors, or Cmd-Shift-C), then assign a neutral color to the message - probably, White. This is easiest via the "List" picker, Apple set (3rd icon in).

No fear: Mail is not exactly intuitive in this area...



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