Conditional Formatting in Outlook 2023

BODENSTAB Kristina 200 Reputation points

I cannot find conditional formatting in the new Outlook for 2023. I liked having the option of changing the format of incoming messages to a certain color or font based on the sender or where it was being emailed to. Does this feature not exist in the new Outlook anymore, or am I missing where to do that?

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  1. Faery Fu-MSFT 18,526 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @BODENSTAB Kristina ,

    I'm sorry that brought you a bad experience, Conditional Formatting is currently not supported in New Outlook for Windows, and this work is in progress and will be available in the future.

    The new Outlook is not yet complete and some options may not be available or work as expected, we recommend you stay in the classic Outlook until they are resolved, or you can switch the toggle to go between apps as often as you want.

    Many features of our current products are designed and upgraded based on customers’ feedback. With requirements like this increase, the problem may well be released in the future. Microsoft collected this feedback, and you can also vote via this Conditional formattting support

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  2. Thijs van Boven 15 Reputation points

    I had a similar question but regarding the Calendar event condiftional formatting (using keywords in the body of the invite to categorize/color events). Now all of my appointments are the same color, which makes it very hard to get a grip on the type of meetings that are upcoming without opening each event and reading what it's about.

    3 people found this answer helpful.

  3. Mike Boehm 46 Reputation points

    Any update on this? The Feedback thing is from 10 months ago and is in "Reviewing" status. That's not very reassuring.

    3 people found this answer helpful.

  4. Dustin Foster 5 Reputation points

    I too am missing Conditional Formatting as a important tool in Outlook. It is very difficult to quickly distinguish between read and unread messages in dark mode.

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  5. PUJY (Paul Joyce) 5 Reputation points

    How about instead of creating new features, work on fixing the problem that has existed for decades with Outlook - fix the "do you want to save changes" pop-ups. This has been an annoyance for very, very long, and simply fixing this would be immensely well received by most of the millions of users.

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