how to tell the time of day old email is sent

Received: by with SMTP id fk9csp126926igd;
        Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:08:56 -0800 (PST)

this is view original gmail 2nd line

I never know what time of day an old email is sent
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In most mail systems (Web or Client) you can open the email and then select Properties or Headers. You can do this for Outlook and my web mail systems. I assume you can do this for Gmail.

Open the Gmail message and look for Properties or Headers. The information you want IS in the headers.
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
1. Open email.
2. At right, next to Reply arrow, pick Down arrow. Choose Show Original.
Scroll down to the Date: line
rgb192Author Commented:
I can not find the email I used in my original question so

Received: by with SMTP id tc8csp717080qdb;
        Tue, 9 Dec 2014 05:15:35 -0800 (PST)

is a different time

Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:15:04 +0000

time I receive in est is 8:15am (49 minutes ago)
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Rich WeisslerProfessional Troublemaker^h^h^h^h^hshooterCommented:
Maybe I don't understand the question.
Yes:  05:15 (-0800) (PST) = 13:15 (+0000) (UTC) = 08:15 (-0500) (EST)
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Time zone offset: UTC itself appears as +0000; −0000 means the time zone essentially unknown.

To convert the date and time to your time zone, subtract any + time zone offset from the time and add any - time zone offset to the time (note if that means a different date), then add or subtract your own time zone's offset from UTC (noting the date again).

You can also use a time zone calculator to easily compute the date and time for any place on earth.

rgb192Author Commented:
I read link

So I look at gmails and for me in est I just subtract 5 hours?
Rich WeisslerProfessional Troublemaker^h^h^h^h^hshooterCommented:
Yes.  EST is -5 hours from UTC.
When we switch over to Daylight Savings time, you'll subtract four hours.  (ie EDT is -4).

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rgb192Author Commented:
Yes.  EST is -5 hours from UTC.
When we switch over to Daylight Savings time, you'll subtract four hours.  (ie EDT is -4).
Please explain.

November to April it is -5
and then April to november it is -4
Rich WeisslerProfessional Troublemaker^h^h^h^h^hshooterCommented:
Yes, that's right, except a few years ago, the US congress changed the dates we switch from April to March.
rgb192Author Commented:
Thanks for the warning which fully answered my question.
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