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    Saving Messages with Original Date and Time (2000/SR-1CW w/Security Update

    Is it possible to do a "File | Save As" of a message and have the saved file's date and time match the message's sent or received time? I have several saved messages where this seems to be true in a folder on my drive that I saved several months ago. However when I just tried it today, all of the saved files have today's date. I know that altering the saved files' date and time can be done and that may be what I did and I just can't remember. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Saving Messages with Original Date and Time (2000/SR-1CW w/Security Up

    The file system date and time don't have anything to do with the message date and time. The only two ways I can think of to make them match are to either change the system clock before saving the messages or to use a FAT editor and change the file entry properties - only for the brave and/or foolish. We have some users with regulatory requirements to do the same as you; they put copies of the items in a pst folder. Would that work for you?

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    Re: Saving Messages with Original Date and Time (2000/SR-1CW w/Security Up

    Thanks for the input. I did some more digging and finally determined that what I must have done is change the file creation and modification dates on the saved message files to match the message received date manually. I noticed that only the date of the saved file matched the received date. The time was sometimes hours before or after the actual received time in the message. I used a Windows Explorer extension called Properties Plus to change the saved message file's properties.

    The reason I was doing this is to have a text file record of some significant email that I can place into a project folder for my team's use and reference. I wanted to change the dates so that the messages could be sorted in calendar order easily.

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