[RC5] dates in e-mail notifictation from clients

Lord Somnolent sleepy at os.com
Mon Mar 23 20:26:38 EST 1998


R. Kelley Cook wrote:
> 
> I have a question, why do the dates for the email use the first date in
> the log was created for the date of the email?  It seems that according
> to RFC-822 it should be using the date/time the message was created.
> 
> This is especially frustrating for those of us that have multiple
> computers running RC5 processes in the background and have them email
> us the stats every 10000 log lines or so.  It really screws up the
> sorting on my inbox, when I receive a message dated from three days
> ago.

I too consider this a problem. As far as I know, the clinet doesn't even
need to bother with a Date: field after all, it will get added at the
SMTP server, which usually has the more accurate clock..
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