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464Re: [ISO8601] Settings in e-mail headers

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  • Han Maenen
    Jun 6, 2002
      I am referring to headers that show in the body of the messages, things like
      the one below: Original Messages.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Fred Bone" <fred.bone@...>
      To: <ISO8601@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, 2002-06-05 12:32
      Subject: Re: [ISO8601] Settings in e-mail headers

      Before I made these changes, it would have looked like this:

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Fred Bone" <fred.bone@...>
      To: <ISO8601@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2002 12:32 PM
      Subject: Re: [ISO8601] Settings in e-mail headers

      Han






      > Han Maenen said:
      >
      > > I may have found a way to eliminate mm-dd-yyyy and AM/PM times from the
      > > headers of e-mails. Although my computer was set to ISO 8601, my e-mail
      > > headers were in English and used the US format .
      > >
      >
      > Which headers are you referring to?
      >
      > The Date: header is standardised, and must be in the form
      > [Weekday,] dd Mmm yyyy hh:mm[:ss] timezone
      > since it's intended to be "read" by programs (mail transfer agents
      > and mail user agents) and not by people: your mail client should
      > reinterpret it when displaying the relevant information to you. It
      > does not contain mm-dd-yyyy date or AM/PM time.
      >
      > The Received: headers are not withing your control at all, because
      > they're created by the various mail agents that handle the message on
      > its way between systems. However, they should be using the same form
      > of date as the Date: header (though failure to do so is less likely
      > to cause problems).
      >
      > I can't think of any other (standard) headers that would usually
      > contain dates.
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