Handling timezones in Microsoft Outlook 2007 SP2.

we interact between timezones: EST and IST.

I sent a mail, it's timestamp is Sent: Sat Apr 09 02:08:46 2011

I got a reply to this message on : Sat Apr 09 01:04:00 2011

Seems this is due to timezone difference between the two countries.

How can i set Outlook so that i get mails stamped both in IST and EST? or somehow get
the timezone mentioned with time for example,  Sat Apr 09 01:04:00 2011 EST
gram77Asked:
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apache09Commented:
First check that you have the latest OS Service Pack installed
For example Windows XP SP3:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=5b33b5a8-5e76-401f-be08-1e1555d4f3d4&displaylang=en

Check that you have the latest DST Update
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cp_dst

If you are on a network, you will need to check that everyone and all servers have the DST update

If you can confirm all the above has been done and you still see an issue

In OUtlook 2007 you can go to
Tools>Options>Calendar Options>Time Zones

Add an additinoal Time Zone
Make this time on the emails are frequently sent to and receivbed from
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gram77Author Commented:
apache09:
In my calendar, i have setup 2 timezones one IST and EST.
I can view all calendar events in IST and EST.

However, my question is different.
My question relates to stamping timezone information along with mails i send/recieve.

Currently, i have mail with the following information:

For sent mails:
Subject: xxxx
Sent: Sat Apr 09 02:08:46 2011 <--i do not know if this time relates to IST/EST?
To: xx,xx
cc: xx,xx


What I want is:
Subject: xxxx
Sent: Sat Apr 09 02:08:46 2011 EST (timezone information)  <--i know this time relates to EST.
To: xx,xx
cc: xx,xx
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gram77Author Commented:
xtermie:
All these articles relate to showing timezone bars in outlook calendar which i don't need.

I need timezone information stamped to the mails i send and recieve.
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xtermieCommented:
You send and receive via Outlook, correct?
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gram77Author Commented:
yes
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xtermieCommented:
try setting your Outlook timezones as explained, for a possible solution to your problem
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xtermieCommented:
hold on...I found this nifty add on for outlook that may solve your problem
take a look here
http://www.ablebits.com/outlook-sender-timezone/index.php
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gram77Author Commented:
xtermie:
that's a good one, does microsoft outlook have this feature?
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xtermieCommented:
you have to download it and install it as an add in to get both time zones in your mails (senders and yours)...you can try if you want
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apache09Commented:
The time of your sent mail will always be your default time zone.
Is the received email that should be adjusted to the current time zone or default time zone.

You shouldnt have to worry which one it is, its done automatically by Outlook setting the time to which ever you have set as your default

If you send an email at 9:00am
and the recipient replies and its stamped with 8:00am as in your initial example
this would tend to show that DST updates are not completly updated on your PC(s) and or the Recipient PC(s)
As the reply should always be the actual time you received it.

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gram77Author Commented:
xtermie:
Though your find is good, I do not have admin rights in my PC to install the software

So i prefer if i can do some configuration setting in Microsoft Outlook


apache09:
"DST updates are not completly updated on your PC(s) and or the Recipient PC(s)"
How do i handle DST updates?

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xtermieCommented:
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apache09Commented:
The DST Updates for your PC are available via the site I quoted in the first response to your question:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cp_dst

You will also need to check or confirm what operating system you are using:
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7.....?

If you have windows XP I have also already provided a link to the latest SP in the first reply.

If not using Windows XP, please advise what OS you are using.
You can determine this by Right Clicking on My Computer and open properties.


However, you have mentioned that you don’t have admin rights on your PC

I’m now assuming your PC is part of a network or organization

You will need to organize an Administrator or IT Department to perform the update.

If your PC is part of a Network, its quite possible yours isn’t the only one affected.

If your organization has an exchange server they will also need to check the latest DST in installed on the server/servers as well

This update is available from the same DST site.

There is no way to fix DST issues on your PC through Outlook Alone as DST is determined by many factors (Servers, Exchange, Local Operating Systems, Outlook)
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gram77Author Commented:
apache09:
I am using XP Professional Version 2002, SP3

what will this dst do?
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cp_dst
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xtermieCommented:
it explains dst and has an automatic check and fix for your time zones
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apache09Commented:
Gram,

The link can be used to update your PC and exchange server if the organization has one.
If you dont have admin right on your PC to run the install
Please discuss with your IT Department or Somone with Admin rights to run installs on your PC.
They will (should) know what they are for and how to run them.

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