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Email timestamps are one hour ahead

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:57 pm
by Cyberdine
Since the recent time change I've noticed all my received emails show in PopTray with a time stamp exactly one hour ahead. When the emails are retreived with Outlook Express they show the correct time.

Am I missing a setting that should be changed within Poptray or is this a bug?

Re: Email timestamps are one hour ahead

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:02 pm
by mpot
PopTray doesn't do any timestamping of the emails - that's done by by your mailserver.

I'd suggest maybe the clock on your ISP's mailserver is out by one hour...

Cheers,
Martin.

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:25 pm
by Cyberdine
That's what I figured but I don't understand why the timestamp is correct when I download the email to Outlook but off by one hour in Poptry.

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:43 am
by mpot
Cyberdine wrote:That's what I figured but I don't understand why the timestamp is correct when I download the email to Outlook but off by one hour in Poptry.
Outlook may be re-timestamping the emails when it downloads them, while PopTray is just looking at the email while it is on the mailserver.

Cheers,
Martin.

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:54 am
by wysocki
Sorry for reopening an OLD post, but I have the same issue, somewhat. I get email from ONE person that has an AOL account, and the email always shows up as FIVE hours earlier than it should. My mail client (Thunderbird) shows the time ok. If I check my server with Squirrelmail before it gets downloaded, the mail there shows the correct time and all the headers agree. Neither I nor the ISP can figure out where Poptray 3.2 is getting the 5 hours early timestamp. It's a real puzzle since it only affects mail from that one sender. Where/how does poptray get the timestamp from the server?

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:58 am
by Rdsok
As already mentioned... this isn't caused by Poptray... Poptray is just reading the header information in the email itself and reporting that.

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:01 am
by wysocki
WHAT header information?
Every timestamp I see in the headers while it's still on the server show the correct time (with related timezone / GMT offset). Exactly which header does Poptray interrogate to get this timestamp?

FOR EXAMPLE:
Poptray shows a message as 9:26:04 AM Pacific Time.
Here are the headers for it as they exist on the server (email addresses have been masked by me):

Return-Path: <XXXXX@aol.com>
X-Original-To: XXXXX@wildworld.net
Delivered-To: XXXXX--terrywysocki.com@homiemail-mx12.g.dreamhost.com
Received: from was1-mh202-a.smtproutes.com (was1-mh202-a.smtproutes.com [174.36.154.29])
by homiemail-mx12.g.dreamhost.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 3EA09278103
for <XXXXX@wildworld.net>; Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:26:19 -0800 (PST)
X-Katharion-ID: 1265840771.12321.was1-mh202 (0.0W)
Received: from imr-ma04.mx.aol.com ([64.12.206.42]) by
was1-mh202.smtproutes.com [(174.36.154.29)] with ESMTP via TCP; 10 Feb
2010 16:26:11 -0600
Received: from imo-ma01.mx.aol.com (imo-ma01.mx.aol.com [64.12.78.136])
by imr-ma04.mx.aol.com (8.14.1/8.14.1) with ESMTP id o1AMQAT0015279
for <XXXXX@wildworld.net>; Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:26:10 -0500
Received: from XXXXX@aol.com
by imo-ma01.mx.aol.com (mail_out_v42.9.) id k.ce5.6733c234 (43816)
for <XXXXX@wildworld.net>; Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:26:04 -0500 (EST)
Received: from magic-d18.mail.aol.com (magic-d18.mail.aol.com [172.19.155.134]) by cia-dc01.mx.aol.com (v127.7) with ESMTP id MAILCIADC015-ab284b73327c2de; Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:26:04 -0500
From: XXXXX@aol.com
Message-ID: <14b37.4c4b7e0b.38a48c7c@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:26:04 EST
Subject: Re: time
To: XXXXX@wildworld.net
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="part1_14b37.4c4b7e0b.38a48c7c_boundary"
X-Mailer: 9.0 Security Edition for Windows sub 5377
X-AOL-ORIG-IP: 173.55.104.215
X-AOL-IP: 172.19.155.134
X-Spam-Flag:NO
X-AOL-SENDER: XXXXX@aol.com