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Change Date of an email

Last post 07-03-2018, 21:15 by Mal. 27 replies.
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  •  04-06-2017, 19:26

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    Re: Change Date of an email

    I would suggest you identify the cell phone ISP, and pass back to him/her the following text from RFC822:

    A.3.  COMPLETE HEADERS

         A.3.1.  Minimum required

         Date:     26 Aug 76 1429 EDT        Date:     26 Aug 76 1429 EDT
         From:     Jones@Registry.Org   or   From:     Jones@Registry.Org
         Bcc:                                To:       Smith@Registry.Org
     

    Martin

  •  04-14-2017, 16:19

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    Re: Change Date of an email

    krkj:

    I have a problem similar to franc's:
    My cell phone service provider sends me emails without the field 'Date: '.

    Again: Emails should conform but when they don't (as with malformed HTML email) it would be nice to easily deal with them anyway.

    I sympathise with you.  Not a lot has changed in the 10 years since I wrote those original comments.  Unfortunately, when messages get through without a date, the contents of the Date column in the folder listing is sometimes misleading - belonging to an adjacent message and not blank.

  •  07-01-2018, 14:24

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    Re: Change Date of an email

    irelam:

    There is an easier way to edit an incoming email message.  While the message is in the New Mail "folder" (ie c:\pmail\mail\username) you can right click on the message in the message list and select Properties. There you will find the filename (*.CNM).  You can then use Notepad type editors to correct or add  a Date: line

    Martin

    When I change the timestamp in the C folder using a file date changer or attribute changer, it changes it in the c file but when I open Pegasus New Mail Folder the date is back to today's date. How can I get it to save it to the date changed?

  •  07-02-2018, 18:04

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    Re: Change Date of an email

    Close Pegasus Mail, then do the edit, and restart Pegasus Mail. I think there was a read-only hold on the file so it couldn't be updated.

    HTH   Martin

  •  07-03-2018, 12:17

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    Re: Change Date of an email

    irelam:

    Close Pegasus Mail, then do the edit, and restart Pegasus Mail. I think there was a read-only hold on the file so it couldn't be updated.

    HTH   Martin

    Thank you for your response. The read-only is off and still doesn't show the changed date on the Date Sent.

     BTW is there an option to be notified when I get a response? 

  •  07-03-2018, 13:44

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    Re: Change Date of an email

    I wonder if there is confusion between file date/time stamp and what Pegasus Mail displays as the Date/Time.  Pegasus Mail pulls from the headers of the message so you must edit the date/time in the headers of the raw new message file (.CNM).

    As for how to receive notifications of responses, see the "Email" tab in your forum profile for options.

  •  07-03-2018, 18:42

    Re: Change Date of an email

    I'm not even subscribed to this thread, but it keeps sending me updates!

    UNSUBSCRIBE ME!!!

  •  07-03-2018, 19:07

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    Re: Change Date of an email

    Melissa2011B:

    I'm not even subscribed to this thread, but it keeps sending me updates!

    UNSUBSCRIBE ME!!!

    Check your forum subscriptions to see if you are subscribed to the Pegasus Mail Suggestions forum.  It's the "Forum Subscriptions" link in the upper right of the main forums page.

  •  07-03-2018, 19:55

    • Mal is not online. Last active: 07-03-2018, 21:15 Mal
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    Re: Change Date of an email

    Brian Fluet:

    I wonder if there is confusion between file date/time stamp and what Pegasus Mail displays as the Date/Time.  Pegasus Mail pulls from the headers of the message so you must edit the date/time in the headers of the raw new message file (.CNM).

    As for how to receive notifications of responses, see the "Email" tab in your forum profile for options. 

    What do you mean by "edit the date/time in the headers of the raw new message file (.CNM)". When right-clicking on the folder in C:\Pmail\mail\xxxxxxxx.cnm  I changed the attributes and modified the date and time stamps. Is this not the right place to change the date and time?

     And thank you for your notifications instructions.

  •  07-03-2018, 20:20

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    Re: Change Date of an email

    As was previously mentioned in this thread you must identify the new message file by right-clicking on it in the new mail folder list and selecting "Message properties...".  In there you will see the filename.  If it shows "stored in folder" close then reopen the new mail folder and check again.

    Once you have that new message filename (it will be in the format ????????.CNM), use a text editor like Notepad to open that file.  Look for the Date: header entry.  That is the information Pegasus Mail uses to display Date/Time. 

    Keep in mind that what Pegasus Mail displays and what the header contains may be different if you have timezone correction enabled.

    FWIW, it is far too common for sending mail servers to be configured without, or with an incorrect time offset.  This affects the accuracy of the time displayed by Pegasus Mail.  For instance, if someone sends from UTC -5:00 but their mail server is configured at UTC 0:00 (no time offset) then the time displayed by Pegasus Mail is going to be off by 5 hours.

    Note:  You can view the Date: header from within Pegasus Mail using the Raw view tab. No editing from there though.

  •  07-03-2018, 20:28

    Re: Change Date of an email

    Brian Fluet:
    Melissa2011B:

    I'm not even subscribed to this thread, but it keeps sending me updates!

    UNSUBSCRIBE ME!!!

    Check your forum subscriptions to see if you are subscribed to the Pegasus Mail Suggestions forum.  It's the "Forum Subscriptions" link in the upper right of the main forums page.

     I HAVE ALL EMAILS SHUT OFF, FROM THIS SITE, IN MY PROFILE, AND AM STILL GETTING REPLIES TO THIS THREAD! 

     

  •  07-03-2018, 20:49

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    Re: Change Date of an email

    No need to scream, I'm just trying to help.

    Might be that you're subscribed at the discussion level.  Each discussion has an "Enable Email Subscription" or "Disable Email Subscription" button depending on its subscription status.

  •  07-03-2018, 21:15

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    Re: Change Date of an email

    Brian Fluet:

    Once you have that new message filename (it will be in the format ????????.CNM), use a text editor like Notepad to open that file.  Look for the Date: header entry.  That is the information Pegasus Mail uses to display Date/Time. 

    Got it! I didn't realize that the entire file needs to be opened and edited. I thought it could just be changed with a Change Attributes program when right-clicking on the file. I tested it and it works. If it's a large file with attachments though it would probably take quite some time to open by Notepad or Wordpad.

     "Note:  You can view the Date: header from within Pegasus Mail using the Raw view tab. No editing from there though." I noticed that and realized it cannot be edited from there.

    Thank you for your assistance and for taking the time to explain it thoroughly.

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