[Users] [Bug 2976] New: Option to omit optional information in Date: header

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            Bug ID: 2976
           Summary: Option to omit optional information in Date: header
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Claws Mail
           Version: 3.9.1
          Hardware: PC
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: Other
          Assignee: users at lists.claws-mail.org
          Reporter: LoseDanger at mailinator.com

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5322#section-3.3 specifically states that
day-of-week, and seconds for time-of-day, are optional.

No information is lost by omitting the day-of-week since it can be recovered
from the actual date. Implementing a (hidden) preference to not include
day-of-week in the Date: header can thus decrease the size of the message
(slightly, but in terms of billions of messages sent it means significant

Having the timestamp to accuracy of seconds also does not give significantly
more information, especially since most users' clocks are not second accurate.
Having a hidden setting for this can also mean significant storage/bandwidth

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