[Dovecot] Wrong dates in Outlook

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sun Aug 14 23:00:11 EEST 2005

On Thu, 2005-08-11 at 14:56 +0300, Alexander Tamm wrote:
> We're migrating from Ipswitch Imail to Dovecot. There seems to be a
> problem with Outlook after converting the emails with mb2md and whole
> bunch of perl scripts to correct all the idiotic mistakes that Imail has
> made. Outlook will display the date and time of the conversion as the
> date of the message, rather than using the Date: header. The same does
> not occur in Thunderbird or Horde/IMP. Any ideas?

IMAP has a concept of "internal date" which is basically "when message
was received". Many IMAP clients use this field in the date field
instead of the Date-header.

With maildir the internaldate is taken from file's timestamp. I think
mb2md preserves the timestamp, so maybe your scripts break it?

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