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Right now, the received field takes up a lot of real estate on my screen in its current date format:

Thurs 9/10/2009 7:02 AM (as an example)

Is there any way I can change the format on this field to another format, for example?

9/10/09 7:02

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Outlook 2007

Right click the field> Format Columns...

Select an appropriate format from the format dropdown.

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can you put in a custom format ? – leora Sep 10 '09 at 13:16
Outlook 2007 uses system-wide format; it can be specified in Control Panel / Region / Formats / Additional Settings / Date. – bytebuster Jun 24 '15 at 22:04

In Outlook 2003,

View > Arrange > Current > Format > Received > and choose required Format from drop down.

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That's potentially better than changing system date settings :) – warren Sep 10 '09 at 11:19

In Outlook 2k3, my date field shows as 'Thu 10/09/2009 18:21'

I'm pretty sure this is tied to the "Regional and Language Options" Control Panel (under XP), where I've customized my date format.

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