Change font color of unread message

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Change font color of unread messages

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The article shows how to change the font color of unread messages. This article will help to change red color of unread messages, and color can be changed accordingly.



  • Switch to Zimbra user and open file.
su - zimbra 
vi /opt/zimbra/jetty/webapps/zimbra/skins/_base/base3/
  • Add below content at the bottom of the file.
Text-unread                 = color:red; font-weight:bold;
  • Restart mailboxd service.
zmmailboxdctl restart


  • Switch to Zimbra user and go to the path.
su - zimbra
cd /opt/zimbra/jetty_base/webapps/zimbra/modern/clients
  • Copy default folder with virtual hostname(zmhostname).
cp -avp default <virtual hostname>
  • After that it will show like below. We have virtual host
[zimbra@example clients]$ pwd
[zimbra@example clients]$ ls  default
  • Open index.css file.
vi /opt/zimbra/jetty_base/webapps/zimbra/modern/clients/
  • Add below content into the file.
.zimbra-client_mail-list-item_message.zimbra-client_mail-list-item_unread h3.zimbra-client_mail-list-item_subject {
        color: red;

.zimbra-client_mail-list-item_message.zimbra-client_mail-list-item_unread div.zimbra-client_mail-list-item_wideListItemSenderCol {
        color: red;

.zimbra-client_mail-list-item_message.zimbra-client_mail-list-item_unread h4.zimbra-client_mail-list-item_subject {
        color: red;
  • Restart mailboxd service.
zmmailboxdctl restart

Submitted by: Aditya Patidar
Verified Against: ZCS 8.8,ZCS 9.0 Date Created: 2020-04-13
Article ID: Date Modified: 2023-01-13

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