Do you know if any of the beta testers complained about this lack of bolding
the Subject field and if so, what was MS's response?
Lack of this single feature is what is keeping me away from taking WLM
"Gary VanderMolen" <gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message
This practice (only bolding the 'From') is especially bad when reading
newsgroup messages because the posters are often unknown to you,
and the column of interest is the Subject field.
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
"Delboy" <no.spam.delboy.hoy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Thanks guys,
> I have gone back to WLM 2008 v12. I found the From field only being
> highlighted/bold insufficiently clear to search for unread posts.
> Yes I know that I could have put a Next Unread tool on the toolbar, but I
> prefer to look at the subject and if it interests me, then expand it and
> read the unread posts.
> That's the way I use WLM and this reason alone is enough to make 2009/v14
> unsuitable for me whatever the other (dis)advantages may be.
> Perhaps if MS issue another update that fixes this issue, I may install
> Other guys may disagree but this post is IMHO and of course YMMV
> "...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> The rule prevents a message fields(From, Subject, Sent etc) visual text
>> from turning to washed-out gray after being 'read' or marked as 'read',.
>> It does not 'bold' any field.
>> ms-map mail
>> "Delboy" <no.spam.delboy.hoy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> Just chanced my arm and updated v12 to v14.
>>> I have applied the following rule :- (as proposed by winston)
>>> Apply this rule after the message arrives - For all messages - Highlight
>>> it with Black (not default) - Stop processing more rules
>>> This rule is No.1 on the list. Please enlighten me if something is
>>> but still only the From field is Bold.
>>> Help guys
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