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Why is the time stamp on Yahoo email always inaccurate?

Asked by jca (36010points) April 5th, 2011

I use Yahoo email and the time stamp is always inaccurate. Other people who use it have told me the same thing. Is there a way to correct it or is it a Yahoo issue?

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AmWiser's avatar

It is a Yahoo issue, and I use to know the reason or read somewhere why it is. Sorry that was many, many years ago and I have simply forgotten where I saw the information. Maybe I’ll try to research it again.

Nullo's avatar

It’s probably something to do with an out-of-zone server.

Brian1946's avatar

My email goes through Yahoo and apparently the Yahoo time stamp is about 1 minute slow: I sent it at 10:11 AM PST and it arrived at 10:10 AM according to Yahoo.

Is that the amount of discrepancy to which you’re referring?

silky1's avatar

It’s where Yahoo is located and the time stamp differs from different time zoning.

jca's avatar

@Brian1946: No, I’m talking major discrepancy, like hours.

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