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HI [at] all,

I am new to Spamcop so excuse my question if its a dump one.

I am recieving emails with a time stamp like

by XXXX.net (xxxx SMTP Server) with SMTP id xxx Mon, 31 Jan 2005 12:11:57 -0800 (PST)

does the timestamp mean that the spam occured 12:11:57 PST or do I have to subtract

the 8 hours and it was at 04:11:57 PST ?!?

Thanks for your help !


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12:11:57 -0800 (PST) = Pacific Standard Time ... which turns out to be the same as GMT time minus 8 hours .....

This isn't a SpamCop thing, it's a bit of universal time stamping. Folks in other parts of the world don't usually ave a clue as to what "PST" or "PDT" stands for, nor even care actually. But when relating to the "time" ... though the actual name has changed a few times, some folks use other acronyms, but the Time/Date-Line has been a round for more than a few generations.


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