Edit tag names and colors in Thunderbird

Just go to Edit -> Preferences -> Display and change or add new tags as needed.

Obviously only the 5 existing tags can be there.

Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Config Editor

Search for:
.$label

Change name for tag color No.5:
mailnews.tags.$label5.tag

Change RTB value for tag color No.5:
mailnews.tags.$label5.color

Notes:
– Color hex values seem to be case sensitive (shall be uppercase)
– Not all colors work (they just get displayed as black)
– Light gray is #999999

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