You got mail!

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Thanks Red, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Thanks Red

    Thanks Red Guest

    Does anyone know what time It really Is?
    When I recieve mail via Windows Live Mail ,The times are off?
    In hotmail when you send and recieve mail the time is posted to the exact!
    When I go To look at mail in Windows live the times of sending and recieveing
    are way off!
    Can anyone tell me how to fix this? To me its very important as to when mail
    Is being sent and recieved, If I send mail at 2:45 Pm, I dont want It saying
    I sent It at 6:00AM????
    Thanks Red, Apr 25, 2008
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  2. Thanks Red

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Red.

    You are posting via the browser (aka the web-based interface, Microsoft
    Communities, or discussion groups). When you use a browser, rather than a
    newsreader client, your Send time is always set to Redmond time.

    When using WLM, you can see the headers for any post here by highlighting
    the post and pressing <Ctrl>+F3. The headers on your post look like this
    (in part):

    Subject: You got mail!
    Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 10:26:01 -0700
    Lines: 8
    Message-ID: <>
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    X-Newsreader: Microsoft CDO for Windows 2000

    Note that the time is GMT -0700; that's Pacific Standard Time (not
    PDT, -0800). That X-Newsreader line says (kind of in code) that you are
    using the web interface. CDO means Collaborative Data Objects (and I have
    no idea what that means), and MS has been using this ever since Win2K.

    Note, too, that your address is shown as "".
    That's another clue that you are using the web interface.

    Check the headers on messages posted by myself or anyone else other than
    that @discussions... domain. You'll see that they include a timeline that
    reflects the actual location of the sender. Or use WLM to send your posts
    and the time should show up correctly.

    By the way, when DID you actually post that last message? At 10:26:01 this
    morning? From where (in the world)?

    If you'd like to see how WLM displays these same messages as a newsreader,
    just click here:

    You'll come right back here, reading these same messages, but in the
    newsreader format, rather than the web format. Try it; I think you'll like
    it! ;<)

    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
    R. C. White, Apr 25, 2008
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  3. Time discrepancies of the type you mentioned are often caused
    by your computer's time zone setting being wrong.
    The mail program gets the sent and received time stamps from
    the headers in the message, then it converts those to the local
    time zone.
    Gary VanderMolen, Apr 25, 2008
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