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Old 05-15-2007, 05:37 AM   #1
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Postfix Chroot Time


Hello,

I am running a postfix mail server that is handling the mail for several domains. The server is running in a chroot environment. All is well with the handling of mail, etc. However, i am having trouble getting the timestamps to correctly show on the received email. I am using courier imapd ssl to deliever the mail to the clients. Upon receiving mail, the timestamp is off by -1 hour. I have copied the correct zonefile over to localtime within the chroot environment. I believe the difference of one hour is the difference between EST and EDT (day light savings). Has anyone had any trouble like this? If so, what needs to be done for the correct timestamp to be displayed?

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Old 05-15-2007, 10:07 AM   #2
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I might be wrong but Postfix might act like that because it doesnt know what timezone it is in. Take a look at your /etc/localtime. Fix it if necessary. Them copy /usr/share/zoneinfo/country/state to /var/spool/postfix/etc/ and run: postfix check, then
postfix reload. I hope this is the problem solution.

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I really appreciate your reply, and i am not trying to be rude, but reread the post.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 11:56 AM   #4
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Sorry i didnt paid more attention when i initially read the message. It looks to me now that is a courier imapd problem. Note that courier has two timestamps. The first timestamp is the time the message was delivered to the mailbox; and the second timestamp is taken from the Date: header. You would prolly need to parse the mail message, read the first date header and then re-writes it using utime(). This is only an assumption. I am not 100% sure this may be your problem.
Based on above it might be that courier-imapd daemon is somehow using EST (-5) instead of postfix's EDT (-4).

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