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    outlook email time stamp

    We're using Outlook 97 to check email that's being outsourced on Eudora mail server. Problem is that whenever email arrives, the time stamp (received date/time) is always off. And not always by same amount of time. After speaking with MS tech support (after paying $45 for incident) all they could say was, "your mail server is using uncompatible time stamp format than outlook. Thanks for the enquiry."

    So I'm asking is what MS saying correct and I have no way of correcting the problem OR there's a way to correct it? Anyone encountered this problem?

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    Re: outlook email time stamp

    outlook may be using the time it arrives on the pop server, not the actual download time.

    try looking at the various time fields and see if one gives you the time you want (i assume it's the time outlook gets the mail) use it instead. look in the view menu for adding other fields.

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    Re: outlook email time stamp

    "Received" should match the time it was delivered to your mailbox on the POP server (check View|Options) to confirm. There does not appear to be a field for "time that Outlook retrieved the message from the POP server." However, if you really needed that informtion, you might be able to add it to the message as it was received (not that I would know how to create a new field in an incoming message).

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    Re: outlook email time stamp

    modified time. under all email fields.

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    Re: outlook email time stamp

    Not being artistically inclined, my effort to add Modified Time to the form was pure butchery. A brief VBA procedure suits me better:

    Sub ModTime()
    If ActiveInspector Is Nothing Then
    'check first selected item in folder
    MsgBox "Selected item last modified: " & _
    ActiveExplorer.Selection.Item(1).LastModificationT ime
    Else
    'check frontmost open item
    MsgBox "Open item last modified: " & _
    ActiveInspector.CurrentItem.LastModificationTime
    End If
    End Sub

    Useful for a quick check now and then. Not convenient if you want to know every time. Results for items other than mail items we a bit inconsistent.

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    Re: outlook email time stamp

    ???? why add it to the form? why VBA? it's a builtin field.

    add it to the view. either from the view menu or by right clicking on the header row and choosing field chooser.

    Can also make a custom form and drag the modified time field to it.

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    Re: outlook email time stamp

    Okay, I'll shut up now. :-)

    Adding a column to the inbox clearly is the fastest way. (I have too many columns already myself, but that's another story.) As for designing custom forms, as soon as I dropped the field on there, things started moving around and getting all out of alignment; for me, the VBA was way faster than fixing it. I guess when you get comfortable with that hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.

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    Re: outlook email time stamp

    1) you can enable an option to have scroll bars/turn off automatic resizing of fields. i usually do that then shrink the fields i don't use much.
    2)you musst have the autolayout feature turned on.

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