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1 23rd May 20:23
kenneth augdal
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I found out something in eudora.. something that I really did not like.
I sort all my mail in my inbox that is HUUUUGE.. I meen.. REALLY HUUUGE.. I
got mails from years back.
I then use date/time sort.. and it works fine.. until I got a friend of
mine where the time/date in windows was set to 1984 or something.. and
wops. the mail from him got all the way back.. and not first like all the
other mail.
Why is Eudora using the date/time from the sender?.. and not from the
mailserver.. or something. Because if someone sends me mail from another
timezone.. it would not be sorted right.
If I would use Outlook. something that I would NOT want.. it would sort on
the time/date that I got the mail, or is it when the mailserver got it..
anyway.. Eudora should do that also..
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2 23rd May 20:23
peter
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| I sort all my mail in my inbox that is HUUUUGE.. I meen.. REALLY
HUUUGE.. I
| got mails from years back.

Quoting Katrina in thread "Buggy 'unread messages' icon on Mailbox menu"

"The usual reason for having trouble with the in, out and trash
mailboxes is letting them get too big."

Maybe you should consider creating a couple of folders to sort mail into.

| Because if someone sends me mail from another
| timezone.. it would not be sorted right.

AFAICT, that depends on the setting you choose in [Options|Date
Display]. If you check "local timezone", messages will be sorted
according to your own timezone and thus be sorted correctly.

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3 23rd May 20:24
susan c
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I just want to empathize. I noticed this also. I have a friend here on the
East Coast who's is sent from an ISP on the West coast. Her emails times
are 3 hours before now. I get enough emails that it seems to be kind of
happenstance whether or not I see that someone sent me email 3 hours ago or
not - that I didn't already read.

It is kind of weird.
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4 24th May 14:18
susan c
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Great tip Peter!! I'll try it!
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5 24th May 14:20
katrina knight
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If you have problems with incorrect date headers, try leaving your
mailboxes unsorted. That way the new messages will show up in the order
received and you won't miss them. If you need to sort on something for a
while, just turn off sorting when you're done with it and additional new
messages will always be findable.

You might also want to ask this friend to check her time and time zone
settings. Problems of that sort are usually problems with the user's
settings not with the location of the server. The date header normally
uses both the time zone and the time from the same place, so it shouldn't
matter that she is in one time zone and the server is in another. The time
and time zone should either be coming from her computer or from the
service provider's computer. There are rare systems that don't do that
though, and they are very annoying. I have a friend who sends email from
work. She is in Britain, but all the company's mail goes through the main
company server in the US. For years her messages were all going out with
the time from her computer and the time zone from the server. Her company
finally installed software that behaved better though, thank goodness.
I just left the mailboxes that her mail went to unsorted which mostly took
care of the problem.

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