New Message - Need background color to change with account

I'm using Outlook 2010 but I think that any solution to this that works on prior versions would still work.
I have 3 accounts.  When I click the 'New E-Mail' button or type Ctrl+N I would like the newly created email to start with a background color.  This color will alert me to the account that is active so that I don't send email to personal contacts from my business account or vice versa.
I found several threads for replacing the 'New E-Mail' button with a Macro trigger but I am hoping this can be done with just stationery or sig or a VBA hook of the existing click.
Kenny HoptonAsked:
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werafaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Use different signatures for each account.  you can specify the font and font colour if html is enabled.

When you open a new blank email, the signature should be clearly visible
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Kenny HoptonAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the idea.  I've been doing this but it's not enough visual effect to grab my attention.  If I make it huge I have work to do to make it normal before sending (so that won't work).
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David LeeCommented:
Hi, khopton.

You can create a unique signature for each account, but I don't know of a way to set the background color based on the account.  The account name isn't filled when the item is created so there's nothing to key on.
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Kenny HoptonAuthor Commented:
Is the default form common across accounts or do they each have their own?  PErhaps the form can be saved with a different background color?
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David LeeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The form is common to all accounts.  You could create a template, i.e. a form that's partially filled out, but you wouldn't be able to click the New button to create a message.  You'd have to add additional button's, one to create a message for each account, and remember to click the right button when authoring a message.  You could do the same thing by assigning a stationery to each account and then creating messages via "Actions > New Mail Message Using" and selecting the correct stationery.  When I say "assigning a stationery" I mean that you'd mentally associate a stationery with an account.  Outlook does not have a means of assigning a stationery to an account.  Outlook simply wasn't designed with the idea of using different message forms, styles, etc. based on which account the message will be sent with.  The signature is the lone element that Microsoft thought would change on a per account basis.  

Another possible approach is to use scripting to prompt you each time a message is sent.  The script would display a dialog-box telling you which account the message is going to be sent through and ask you if that's the correct account.  If you answered yes, then the message would be sent through that account.  If you answered no, then you'd have the option to change the account and send again.
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Kenny HoptonAuthor Commented:
Ok, I guess there is no way to do it.  The key to acceptance is understanding with confidence that there is not a way to succeed that is just out of view so thanks for helping with the understanding.
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David LeeCommented:
You're welcome.  Sorry there wasn't a better answer.
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werafaCommented:
since you can use html coding in the signature, it may be possible to set the background colour of the signature block.

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