How to change the date format of the date column of Thunderbird or Seamonkey Mail

Animation shows before and after changing the date format of date column in Seamonkey Mail. Works in Thunderbird too.The date format of the date column in Thunderbird/Seamonkey Mail/IceDove is based on your current locale. If you want to shorten in it in a meaningful way, you need to change the locale. This is not a good thing to do for just one program. Hence, put this command in a bash script and create a launcher that executes this script. The bash script changes the locale to Denmark (?) who apparently use the most sensible way of writing a datetime value.

export LC_TIME=en_DK.UTF-8 && seamonkey -mail

I guess if you use Thunderbird, you need to replace “seamonkey -mail” with “thunderbird” or “iceape”.

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