How to color code email messages on the BlackBerry Z30

Color Code Email
By Alicia Erlich on 16 Oct 2013 08:43 am EDT

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.



Thanks for info. Would love to buy a Z30.

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That's pretty sweet!

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Ah thank you. For some reason I didn't know this and I've been using 10.2 for ages.

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Same here, really glad I came across this article, works well on my DevQ :D


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?


as far as I can remember that feature is not available on BBOS ?


Love this feature :) It's just the little things.

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

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So this will also be available on the Z10 once 10.2 hits??


Working on my Z10 on a10.2 leak. Very useful!

-aBBuser on hybrid .1791 STL3


Yes it will my friend, a very helpful feature I've been using it on the leaks for a few months now.

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Works on my DevQ running


Very nice feature... Love the Z30!

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

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Kyle Schott

Can't wait to use on the z10 when 10.2 is released on Verizon.

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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.


Cool features

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awesome can't wait for the messaging machine of the Z30 10.2 OS


Pity it is not available on the Z10


it is a 10.2 feature, so if you are willing to load a leak, it IS already available on a Z10.


Does it sync with the colors on the calendar schedule?


Wow! Thank you! Just learned something new. Doing this on my Z10 now. Love it!


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.

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This is really awesome feature. I didn't know. Just set it up in my z10. Nice.

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Now all I need is the ability to send plain text email.


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 :)


I am jealous of your Z30 ;)

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thank you, I'd be 2 :)
it's the best BB I've ever had...


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


Been there, ...done that months ago!



Cool future. Waiting for 10.2 :)

via my amazing Z10


Can I upgrade my Z10 softwate to OS. 10.2?

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

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Winston Loh

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.