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In Outlook I'm a fan of the "Pick a new color when replying or forwarding" option, as each reply getting its own color helps me with tracking/rereading complex conversations.

The one thing I don't like is the pool of colors it uses -- some aren't very readable, and others don't carry a professional look. Is there a way (via editing registry keys or otherwise) to customize the pool of colors Outlook uses for this?

The feature in question is pointed out below:

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Sadly it seems these are hardcoded in Outlook and not configured anywhere externally.

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Thanks for the response. Out of curiosity, how did you come to that conclusion? –  DuckMaestro Apr 6 '11 at 4:08
    
Sorry, I should have been clearer! I have been looking for something along these lines for a while as one of the colours you get assigned at some point is bright pink. I tried searching on the RGB and hex value for one of the colours but nothing showed up in the registry. I guess there's a chance that somewhere you can change them, but others have asked across the web as well and I've not spotted a solution yet. –  8088 Apr 6 '11 at 4:13

I haven't used it, but maybe you can setup Word as you Editor. In word you can assign a different colour scheme. Maybe this way it will allow you to pick the custom colour from there?

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