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Showing the date of messages along with the day of the week

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Post Posted May 16th, 2020, 10:24 am

I would like to see the day of the week along with the date of the messages. For example, where I currently see "15/05/2020, 22:30" I would like to see something like "Fri 15/05/2020, 22:30".

I looked at several add-ons that might help (without luck) and also at the info at http://kb.mozillazine.org/Change_the_Date_Format (this page lists properties, like mail.ui.display.dateformat..., that I do not have in my configuration, so maybe it refers to an older Thunderbird version). I would not like to modify the date preferences used in my operating system either.

Any ideas about how this can be done?

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Post Posted May 16th, 2020, 10:31 am

Try adding the config settings referenced in that article, closing and restarting Thunderbird after updating the settings.

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Post Posted May 16th, 2020, 10:34 am

I tried but I see not change in the formatting of dates.

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Post Posted May 16th, 2020, 10:41 am

What version of Thunderbird are you running?
What value did you enter for mail.ui.display.dateformat.today?
What value did you enter for mail.ui.display.dateformat.thisweek?
What value did you enter for mail.ui.display.dateformat.default?

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Post Posted May 16th, 2020, 10:43 am

My version is 68.8.0 (64-bit). I tried with 1 for mail.ui.display.dateformat.thisweek and 1 for mail.ui.display.dateformat.default. I did not define mail.ui.display.dateformat.today (as this one is fine for me as it is now).

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Post Posted May 29th, 2020, 2:38 am

Any idea about how this could be solved?

I looked at 2 useful addons, but they do not work with Firefox 76.0.1:
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/th ... -formatter
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/th ... ate-format

In particular, with the second one it is very easy to add the name of the weekday (just with %a%c), but unfortunately it is not compatible with my current Firefox version.

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