Sending Emails w/Wrong Dates

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  1. Is there a way to send an email with an arrival time of several days ago? I know that I've received at least 30 or so emails in the past from various accounts (yahoo, bellsouth, personal domans, gmail) with incorrect arrival dates on them, and I was wondering if I could replicate this.

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  2. kl

    kl New Member

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    Change the time on your PC if you're using outlook? It depends how the date is displayed on their end, your send time/their receive time.

    I once had a SPAM dated 1976, made me laugh.
     
  3. CyberBullets

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    write your own emailer.

    i got a web based php emailer that will send out emails from any address to any address specifying any time.

    great for mailing off those assignments that you forgot about 2 days later ;)
     
  4. CyberBullets, err, that's actually precisely what I need it for, but I need it tonight. Heh.
     
  5. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    thats great :bigthumb:
     
  6. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Yes. You can fill in almost all the headers on an email manually. The only one you can't manipulate is the one that's added by the server, but IIRC that has nothing about the time in it :)
     
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    yup. many emails get lost in servers, or just die and arrive days later.
     
  8. Rob

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    For some reason Thunderbird displays the date from when it was sent on the senders computer. And my boss has his laptop in GMT when the hardware clock is set to EST. I would always get emails that came 4-5 hours later than when they were actualy "sent" :rofl:
     
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    That's weird, you'd think the server would stamp all of that stuff.
     
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    Oh it does. If you look at the message header it shows timestamps for all the relays it went through. But for some reason Thunderbird ignores all that, and it ignores when it actualy received the email and uses the date that the email thinks it was sent.
     
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    Kinda seems ass backwards... eh?
     
  12. CyberBullets

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    well i'll be damned! it does too! (i just checked)

    I wonder if Outlook/OE/Gmail take the server date or email header date?
     

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