[SATLUG] Timestamps on e-mails [was: Any Technical/Automation - now PV]

mark mayfield_mark at att.net
Sat May 29 11:56:22 CDT 2010

On Sat, 2010-05-29 at 10:58 -0500, Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> The previous thread reminded me of something that's puzzled me for a while.
> Three e-mails, in sequence, from Tweeks, Bruce, & pcdls are shown 
> below.  It's clear which came first based on who's responding to whom.  
> But the time stamps (and the sequence they show up in my in-box, since I 
> sort them by time), are pcdls - 5/28/2010, 9:46pm (this was actually the 
> last e-mail); Tweeks - 5/28/2010, 11:49pm (this was the first e-mail); 
> and Bruce - 5/29/2010, 12:20am.
> How the $#^% does that happen?  Shouldn't the timestamps be UTC time or 
> something?

Possibly a difference in the processing time on different email servers
and the way they do the times stamps?

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