How SMTP server asisgns timestamps to e-mails being sent to an additional SMTP server
Posted on 2008-06-11
First post here.
We are using an SMTP server to queue up e-mail blasts, we then blast them to an outside vendor's SMTP server who then sends them to the recipients. The weird thing we are seeing is the time stamps on the messages seem all out of whack. I want to know how SMTP service assigns timestamps to these e-mails. Our code should just be adding the time it is created as the "Sent" time, but by the time they get to the recipient - the time is off by anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
For example, I received an e-mail today and in Outlook it said, recieved @ 3:29AM, but in the header it says 4:06AM.