Outlook - Hopefully a simple question

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Hello, when you receive an email in outlook, it tells you the time it was sent (on the email). Is this the time of the computer the client is sitting on, or is it the time when the email server received it? or is it the time the sender sent the email according to their OS time?

just need to validate this based around another problem I am looking at. Screen Shot attached.
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Time sent Is a stamp from outlook if IIRC and would have a timestamp and timezone so it would show properly on recipients end.

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So Hutch, to put it into something simpler, is it the time of

A) The Recipient
B) The Server
C) The Sender

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Sender or possibly senders server.  
The receipt time is your server or recipients client

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Is the time shown on the email in Outlook the "receipt time"?
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Hi, ouch_mybrain.

The time you see for Sent is the time the message was submitted to the sending mail server.  Until the message makes it to the mail server it isn't actually sent.  For example, if I create and send a message while off-line the message would sit in my Outbox folder until I connected to a mail server.  There's be little point in setting Sent to the time I clicked the Send button if the message didn't actually go anywhere immediately.  However, if you are are connected to the mail server at the time, then the time you click Send and the time the message hits the sending server should be almost identical.  

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