Frustrated with Mail date formats

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bondipete, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. bondipete macrumors member

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    Melbourne, Australia
    #1
    Okay. I like Mail. I'm giving it a chance. And it's working much better on my 1GHz iMac than it did on my G3 366 iBook.
    But! Being in Australia, I like the date to read like this: 20/3/03 for 20 March. Not 3/20/03. Hey, I respect different date formats, but I can't find a way to change it in Mail.
    Ideas anyone? I've changed it in System Prefs, but that doesn't affect the date receiveds in Mail.
     
  2. crenz macrumors 6502a

    crenz

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    Location:
    Shanghai, China
    #2
    Same here. Mail doesn't seem to know about 24hr clocks. *sigh* That and no threading make it a pain to work with sometimes.
     
  3. irmongoose macrumors 68030

    irmongoose

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    Dec 3, 2001
    Location:
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    #3
    Here is a hint from Mac OS X Hints.com which tells you how to change it. Complicating, yes, but it gets the work done.

    In the comments below the hint is a hint on how to change the time format from 12 hours to 24 hours, too.

    Threading will be in Panther's Mail.



    irmongoose
     

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