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Outlook email times are wrong - how to fix?

by Cycle Myth / November 2, 2007 9:06 AM PDT

When sending or receiving emails the time stamp is out by a good margin.

I have checked the clock setup for the pc which is spot on.

Even when I send and email to myself and it comes through immediately it says it was sent hours before hand!

Any thoughts?

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Did you get you windows updates?
by PudgyOne / November 2, 2007 9:49 AM PDT

The time fix is in there but...

after this weekend, they'll be back on track.


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Could the timestamp be in GMT?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2007 10:19 AM PDT

There are similar complaints about the timestamps on recorded CDs.


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Wrong time stamp. ?
by Papa Echo / November 2, 2007 10:34 PM PDT

Are you in the correct "Time Zone" (Control Panel>Time & Date) and "Regional Settings" ? If you are in Australia but have set your time zone as England, you will be sending mails some 10 hours+ "earlier" !

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Not an Answer - But Another Place to Look
by RFGauthier / November 5, 2007 10:29 PM PST

Is the Outlook client sending through an Exchange server? Would the time stamp on the message come from the Exchange server or some other message-handling component (mail gateway, firewall)?

What is the time stamp when a message comes to your workstation (Outlook client) from another computer within your network? from a computer outside your network? When you send a message to another individual, either within your network or outside, what is the time stamp?

Determining the answers to these questions might help you locate the problem. Good luck.

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