Re: (Slightly OT) TZ settings for outgoing mail?
Matthias Julius wrote:
that it must be changed through the OS. The problem with this is that
the OS says that the box is set to PDT:
Marc Shapiro <email@example.com> writes:
Is the mail client responsible for setting the time on outgoing mail?
I am running Sarge, with exim 3.36-16 and Thunderbird 1.0.2. I used
to live on the east coast (of the US) and am now living on the west
coast (3 TZs later).
Output of tzconfig:
Your current time zone is set to US/Pacific
Output of date:
Wed May 10 08:34:29 PDT 2006
But when I send e-mail, the header gets US/Atlantic time:
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 10:57:20 -0400
The header above should have the time as: 07:57:20 -0700
The actual UTC time is the same, but it looks like I am sending e-mail
from the east coast, instead of the west coast.
Thunderbird is also displaying the time of incoming mails as if I were
still on the east coast. This means that e-mail that was just sent
and received is showing a time that appears to be three hours in the
I don't know if this has been happening since we moved, and I just
noticed it, or if something has caused this to revert, somehow. Can
anyone tell me where this is set so that I can correct this?
Take a look at http://kb.mozillazine.org/Time_and_time_zone_settings
Wed May 10 12:59:06 PDT 2006
they are using EDT:
Wed May 10 2006 15:58:52 GMT-0400 (EDT)
Obviously, somewhere, something is confused. Is there some place other
than /etc/timezone that the Mozilla products could be picking up their
Anything funny in your user.js? (if you have one)
Nothing in it about the date, or time, that I could find.
Which desktop environment are you using? There the time is displayed
correctly, I suppose?
fvwm. The time is displaying fine from there.
Any other software showing this behavior?
Not that I have noticed.
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