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The message delivery time is incorrect when you send e-mail messages by using an IMAP4 client together with the APPEND command in Exchange Server 2007

SYMPTOMS
In a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 environment, you send an e-mail message by using an IMAP4 client together with the APPEND command. Additionally, you do not set the \Seen flag in the APPEND command. In this case, the delivery time of the e-mail message is stamped with the current date and time instead of the date and time that was passed by the APPEND command.

Note The following Knowledge Base article fixes a similar problem if you do set the \Seen flag in the APPEND command.
973253 Message delivery times are stamped with the current date and time when Exchange Server 2007 users submit messages by using an IMAP4 client and the APPEND command
CAUSE
This issue occurs because Exchange Server 2007 sets the PR_IMAP_INTERNAL_DATE property to the date and time when you run the APPEND command. However, Exchange Server 2007 should set the parameter to the date and time that is passed by the APPEND command.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, install the following update rollup:
972076 Description of Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION
The \Seen flag is a system flag. that indicates whether an e-mail message was read. For more information about how to use this flag in an IMAP4 clients, visit the following IETF Web site:
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Article ID: 976946 - Last Review: 01/22/2010 22:29:19 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

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