[rc5] IRC as primary means of communications.

Joseph Fisk joe at rm405n-a.roberts.fit.edu
Tue Oct 28 07:02:25 EST 1997


> On Mon, 27 Oct 1997, Ranjit Annamalai wrote:

> Umm... If you read the date & recived headers, they likely give the time
> with a timezone pegged on.  You can generally assume that that is the tz
> that the mailserver is in, and thus likely the writer lives in that tz.  A
> bit unrelible, but normaly good.  Also, many people mention where they live
> in their signature.

Well, since you don't say in your own signature, where are you writing
from?  The time zone specified in the message header is EST (which happens
to be my own timezone).

Keep in mind that this is a centralized maillist, so anything that you
send will be timestamped by the maillist server, not your own box.

Joseph

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