In Mail.app, the "Apple Developer" emails I get have a blue background, in the message list. Why? And how can I turn this off?

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Mail automatically highlights emails from Apple. You can turn this off in the Rules tab of Mail Preferences.

  • Oh, I see it. I turned off that rule, but it's still blue.
    – Ken
    Aug 19, 2012 at 17:12
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    Ah, I guess it applies the rule once and the color sticks, so I now have to use Format -> Color (command-shift-C) to reset their color to white.
    – Ken
    Aug 19, 2012 at 17:13
  • Yeah that’s what happens. Rules are only applied when new email arrives.
    – duci9y
    Aug 19, 2012 at 17:33

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