I've been using Notes Mail for years. I always use the All Documents view --never the inbox.
For performance reasons from time to time, I open the inbox, select all documents, and click Folder\Remove from Folder. I would much prefer that the inbox just didn't exist.
I would ...
I do find it necessary that users should be able to change the color of unread mail in the Notes client 8.5 from black to red, either by providing a special mail preference or by providing a seperate theme.
The method for changing the color by editing the com.ibm.notes.branding_184.108.40.20681211-1925.jar is to ...