How do I fix the time on my emails?
April 14, 2009 10:27 AM Subscribe
Emails I send are time stamped one hour in the future. Emails I receive are time stamped one hour in the past.
posted by lockedroomguy to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In mid-March, the emails I receive started getting time stamped 1 hour early. So if someone sends me an email at 10:00 AM, it appears in my inbox with a time of 9:00 AM. I have rebooted many times since then.
But if I send an email at 10:00 AM, it appears in the receiver's inbox stamped 11:00 AM.
If I send myself an email at 10:00 AM it appears in my inbox stamped 11:00 AM.
When I look at my outbox all time stamps are correct.
I'm running Windows XP SP2 on a Lenovo T60. I may not be up to date with all Windows patches--specifically my Windows might not know about last year's change to DST dates. We do not use Outlook or an Exchange server. My email client is Thunderbird 2.0. My Windows time zone is set to Eastern Time Zone (US and Canada) with the DST option checked.
No other users in our network have this issue, and we all use the same mail servers. Any email that someone else sends to me has the correct time.
If this is clearly a Windows DST patch issue, then I can go that route. But since the inbound are off by an hour in one direction, and the outbound are in the opposite direction, I'm suspecting it might be something else.
Any ideas what that might be?