How to color-code emails in Mail on your Mac


With every Mac or iOS device, Apple offers a default emailing platform called Mail. You may use the Mail app to compose, reply to, and sort email on your Mac. If you are receiving thousands hundreds or thousands of emails daily, it might be taking so long to find a specific email in Mail App. But now you may save your precious time by color coding the messages you received in Mail. You may make messages easier to locate by using a rule to automatically color-code them. Here we will provide you a short user guide that will help you to color code emails in Mail on your Mac.

If you want to color code messages automatically, follow these steps:

  • On your Mac, select Mail> Preferences and then click “Rules.”
  • Click “Add Rule” and select whether any or all of the conditions have to be fulfilled.




  • Now, click the conditions pop-up menu to configure the conditions for color-coding. For instance, select “Priority is high.”
  • Click the “Perform the following actions” pop-up menus, select “Set Color of Message,” and then select either “of background” or “of text.”
  • Now, pick a color from the pop-up menu, or select “Other” and use the Colors window to select a color.
  • Finally, click “OK” to apply the changes.

This is how you may color-code emails in Mail app automatically. Moreover, if you want to select the color code manually, select the messages in the message list, select Format > Show Colors and then pick a color. As you select the color, Mail changes the background color of the selected messages in the list.

Now read: How to print an email from the Mail app on your Mac

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