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    Question Wrong date format in Thunderbird 12.0.1

    Hi.

    I am using Thunderbird 12.0.1 with Lightning 1.4. How can I get the date in the format of 29/5/2012 instead of this [image attached].

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    Re: Wrong date format in Thunderbird 12.0.1

    This link has some information about how Thunderbird chooses the date format, as well as how to override the system settings within Thunderbird alone.

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Date_displ..._your_computer

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    Wink Re: Wrong date format in Thunderbird 12.0.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Rytron View Post
    Hi.

    I am using Thunderbird 12.0.1 with Lightning 1.4. How can I get the date in the format of 29/5/2012 instead of this [image attached].

    Thanks.
    Click Edit > Preferences > General tab > Date Text Format and flick the drop-down menu to your desired Day/Date/Month

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    Lightbulb Re: Wrong date format in Thunderbird 12.0.1

    Quote Originally Posted by raptir View Post
    This link has some information about how Thunderbird chooses the date format, as well as how to override the system settings within Thunderbird alone.

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Date_displ..._your_computer
    Thank you, it looks tricky. I will first try changing Regional Formats in Language Support.
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    Re: Wrong date format in Thunderbird 12.0.1

    I run into that sort of thing constantly, so I opened an Ubuntu Brainstorm idea to get it fixed: http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/30055/ See if you like it, comment and vote.

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    Post Re: Wrong date format in Thunderbird 12.0.1

    The date is now in the proper format (DD/MM/YY). However I cannot say for sure what solved it.
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