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Redirecting emails in Thunderbird problem

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I have instslled Mozilla Thunderbird in order to redirect a large number of emails.  Redirct extention works but there is a problem.   Original senders name and email subject line retained but date is latest date received at redirected site.  Need to have original date and time retained.  I saw a post on another site that original date can be preserved.  Anyone now how to do this?   Urgent.  Large batch of 150 or so emails almost useless with date sorting.  Thanks.

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Greetings DavidDF1913 !

The redirect extension of Thunderbird does not preserve the date.  There is a trick to preverse the date if redirecting emails to Gmail, but only for Gmail address.

Hope this helps, war1

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Which redirect extension did you use?  I have successfully redirected from rr.com to gmail.com and kept the date intact.  If using the gmail interface, hit the Show Details text all the way to the right of the From after you open the mail.  

But even better, if using Thunderbird to access the gmail account, it does in fact list it as the date of original delivery.

This is the add-on I use.
http://mailredirect.mozdev.org/

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The redirect also kept email date for redirect from rr.com to rr.com, (using TB as sender and receiver)so I am not sure what war1 is referring to and I'm not sure what extension you are using, but it works for me.

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What is your redirected site?

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More importantly, what email client are you receiving them in?
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mtz1of4,

I use MailRedirect extension
http://mailredirect.mozdev.org/

The headers are fine, but date all change to date you perform the redirect.  Many users experience this problem. Not sure why you do not.

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Sorry I did not provide more details.  I  was copying a Comcast account of about 150 Inbox emails into Outlook Express.  However copy of emails not saved in Comcast.  Need to get emails back to Comcast without altering Sender, Subject or original date sent (can live without time).  Set up Thunderbird with Redirect extention to redirect to Comcast.   Sender ok but date switches to current date/time. Will try anything.  Saw on a post that setting system time on receiving PC will not work since date normally set on server.

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So I'm assuming here that you had to import the messages from Outlook express into TB, correct?  Perhaps that reset the times and dates?

I don't use OE if  I can help it, so don't know off the top of my head whether or not the Importing changes the dates.

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"Saw on a post that setting system time on receiving PC will not work since date normally set on server." true

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Did you in fact, Import them properly?
How did you get the Comcast emails from OE to TB?
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DavidDF1913, any update?

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War1;
Thanks for your help.  Partial solution at least.   All emails resent with correct sender and subjuect header but date still received as current date.   Receiving a large number of emails (150 or so) with no logical date order makes them almost useless.  Looks like title line with sender, subject and date could be modified since this is not tinkering with internal email info in any way.

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David, it is not useless if redirected emails have correct sender and subject.  As moz1of4 pointed out, you can view the header and see the real date.
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