Sent Date/Time funny?
Posted on 2014-02-07
Now this is an odd one, and I would like to hear your expert suggestions as to what may possibly be going on.
The user is using Outlook 2010 and, I guess, an Exchange server. Not exactly which, but I can find out if you think this is relevant.
What's happening is this. As a test, the user sends an e-mail to him- or herself. Obviously, the e-mail then appears in the Sent Items explorer folder. Shortly after that, the e-mail also appears in their Inbox. So far so good, BUT ...
When I looked at the Sent date/time on the mail item in the Sent Items folder, it stated 10:36:50 as the sent date/time.
When I did the same for the mail item that had arrived in the Inbox, it stated 10:37:00 as the sent date/time
Maybe it was a fluke of this particular test but I thought it was peculiar that the sent date/time in the Inbox was an exact minute... as if the system had "rounded" the sent date/time to the nearest minute. Or maybe it was just a coincidence.
Most importantly, though, there is an inconsistency between the sent date/time of the two items. Which shouldn't be the case. And my question is: has anybody any ideas what might cause such a thing to happen?