email timestamp-what does it mean

Does the time stamp on a received email reflect the time it was received, or the time it was sent?

and if it is the time it was sent, does the time reflect the timezone of the sender, or my time zone?



Hi Maxiems,

Thank you for posting your concern here in Microsoft Community.    

In the standard display mode the time stamp will display the time in your time zone  in the header, the local timezone as defined on the viewing computer.

So basically, emails time-stamp displays the time it was received and in accordance with the time-zone of receiver.

Are you observing an incorrect timestamp while receiving mails on email?

Sometimes there are discrepancies if you are using an email client (outlook 2010,2013 etc.) due to some kind of issues on the server end (if you are connected to a domain/server).If you are using through browser (not an email client), it should display the correct timestamp as per receiving end. Let us know if it is incorrect. 

Hope this information is helpful. Feel free to get back to us if you have any more questions.  

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Last updated February 26, 2021 Views 17,957 Applies to: