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How to color code email messages on the BlackBerry Z30

Color Code Email
By Alicia Erlich on 16 Oct 2013 08:43 am EDT
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When viewing your email messages from the hub, being able to distinguish between accounts poses a challenge. As I have five email accounts setup on my device, being able to tell them apart is important. Until now, I found myself constantly swiping to the menu and tapping on each one.

You will be pleased to learn this functionality is available on the BlackBerry Z30 as it is part of OS 10.2. While you are limited to five different color options (Green, blue, orange, pink, purple, and, of course, none), simply follow these quick steps to color code your activated accounts. In no time at all you'll be more organized.

  • Go into the hub, either by swiping to the left or tapping on the icon on the home screen
  • Tap on the overflow menu (three dots) and select Settings
  • Scroll down and choose Email Accounts
  • Tap on each email account and use the Account Color dropdown to select a color  
  • Repeat for each email account

When you are finished, the corresponding color indicator appears to the left of each of your messages in the hub as a thin line. Each of the colors stand out pretty well so you won't have to worry about being able to view. Now you'll be able to go through all of your messages and know which ones belong to which accounts.

Reader comments

How to color code email messages on the BlackBerry Z30

40 Comments

Great! Used to really rely on that feature on older BBs. Can you please post a photo of the colours in action, so we can see what it looks like?

I have installed a leaked-os in my z10 and I didn't know about this nice feature! Love BB10

Posted via CB10

Muito bom. Facilita a visualização para quem necessita utilizar várias contas.
Deveriam implantar no sistema operacional do blackberry z10.

Posted via CB10

I think it's fair to say that by 10.3 the BlackBerry 10 os should close to 100% of the legacy 7.1 os. If that is so then BlackBerry is back to full functionality in a MUCH better os. I am hopeful that BlackBerry will continue to innovate as well as work on some ui changes. I am happy with my z10 thus far and by the time I am ready to upgrade the os will be fully matured and have more sophisticated hardware to boot.

What a nice surprise! I ve been using 10.2 for a month now on my Z10 but didn't know about it. I am very happy with colour code.

Posted via CB10

Well, very nice, but it should change the LED notification colour as well...
I got the Z30 since friday and like it very very much :)

Agreed, I would love to see LED colours being available to edit for certain apps. I really liked that on my 9930.

What if all your email addresses forward to one address? Should be able to colour code by sent-to or use Google labels ;)

Posted via CB10 on BlackBerry Z10

Wow, this is great - I have been doing emails from each separate account but this will make it easier differentiating different email accounts from the HUB - can't wait for it - thanks for the tip.