Microsoft KB Archive/247176

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"Send Time" time stamp information is incorrect when you send a delayed delivery message in Outlook

Article ID: 247176

Article Last Modified on 1/25/2007


  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 97 Standard Edition

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When you use Outlook 97, Outlook 98, Outlook 2000, or Outlook 2002 to send a delayed message, the actual "Sent Time" time stamp information for that message is the compose time of the message and not the actual sent time. This is by design.


Outlook 97, Outlook 98, Outlook 2000, and Outlook 2002 all have a facility to create a message and delay its delivery by a specific period of time. This delay period can range from 1 minute to several weeks. When the message is eventually delivered, the recipient still sees the time at which the message was composed by the client, and not the time the message actually left the Outbox. For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

174029 XCLN: Received Time Shows as None in Outlook Client

192125 XCON: Message Set for Delayed Delivery Sent at Wrong Time

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