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Re: [Nmh-workers] date math

From: Robert Elz
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] date math
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:29:08 +0700

    Date:        Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:39:44 -0500
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  | Now you're comparing content to metadata.

Not really, I was certainly not suggesting doing anything with the
content of the message (though I'm not sure about encapsulated messages).

  | The fact that I need to know, or should know, or do know, that the
  | sender is in British Summer Time, has no relation to my computer
  | noting that "this email was sent to you at 13:30 local time."

No, but if the sender says "reply today" - I need to know what "today"
was in his/her frame of reference when the message was sent - which is
what the Date header (in its original form) tells me.

Note that for this I don't necessarily know anything about the sender at
all (consider messages requesting help sent to mailing lists - like this


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