Changes in Email Notification in 10.11? Only "Today" or "Yesterday" instead of the actual time

Cannot find any clues in the release notes or how to change it back to the “old” way.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Activate mail notification
  2. Let someone upload / delete / modify a file or folder
  3. Read email

Expected behaviour

Until v10.10 you saw every file/folder changes including the exact time when it happened

Actual behaviour

Starting from 10.11 you only see that files/folders were changed “today” or “yesterday”

Server configuration

Operating system: Debian 11

Web server: Apache2.4

Database: MariaDB

PHP version: 7.4

ownCloud version: 10.11.0.6

Updated from an older ownCloud or fresh install: Updated

Where did you install ownCloud from: tarball

Signing status (ownCloud 9.0 and above): OK

The content of config/config.php: irrelevant

List of activated apps: irrelevant

Are you using external storage, if yes which one: no

Are you using encryption: yno

Are you using an external user-backend, if yes which one: no

This is not a core change rather a change in the Activity app and it has been introduced because of confusion and wrong expectation generated by the activity notification emails for expired shares.

This is because the server time might be different to what the user is thinking/expecting from their point-of-view where they live and work, so we decided to go for a less-specific approach.

This is the PR introducing the change Remove the time from the mail, keep the date by jvillafanez · Pull Request #1118 · owncloud/activity · GitHub and is included in version 2.7.1 of the Activity app.

Some additional documentation on this matter Configuring the Activity App :: ownCloud Documentation

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