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I have a client with a PHP form that uses the sendmail function.  The date reported on the sent email is 13 hours prior to the actual date, which can be seen since the text of the email contains the date and time.
  They are using their internal Exchange Server.
  The date / time and locale is correct on the web server and Exchange Server.
  Email sent via Outlook from the web server is dated correctly, which is why I am posting this in the PHP directory.
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Try creating the date header yourself:

mail($to,$subj,$text,'Date: '.date('r').'\r\n')

Warning: this won't work in PHP earlier than 4.0.4.
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I am awarding 50 points since the solution did not exactly fit.  However, vmv was definitely on the right track.  The final solution was:
  mail($to,$subj,%text,'Date: '.gmdate('r').\r\n
The date function in vmv's suggestion brought the time to within 5 hours (CST time offset).  Seems that storing the GMT date is what NT needs as its UCT date.
Thanks for the help.
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