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Web interface shows incorrect date for email messages, does not respect date field

4464014 shared this problem 14 months ago

The web interface does not respect the date header field of email messages. Instead, it seems to display the date and time at which the message was last altered (for example moved) over IMAP. This is not the correct/expected behavior.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Receive e-mail with a header field, for example: "Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 13:24:32 +0100".
  2.  p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; }Verify that the mailbox.org web interface shows the correct date and time for said message.
  3. Log out of web interface.
  4. Wait one hour.
  5. Use IMAP client to move the message to a different folder.
  6. Log in to web interface, and find the message in the new folder.
  7. Observe that the web interface now says that the message has a date/time one hour later, now corresponding to the move time instead of the actual message time.
  8. Verify that the message is in fact 100% identical to before the IMAP move, including its Date header.

This behavior breaks any reasonable use of the the web interface. Please fix it.

Best regards.