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Send emails to the past

 posted by 12padams on Tue Jun 24, 2008 at 1:18 AM 
Google has released a feature where you can send emails and it will appear its from the past...

You can make it so if you say its from 2005.... + whatever date it will appear in order of emails e.g it will appear at the bottom instead of the top.

You have got to release this feature for your site it would make it even better!!!!!
 posted by Lenny on Tue Jun 24, 2008 at 12:44 PM 
Well this was just one of their cute little april fool's jokes: http://mail.google.com/mail/help/customtime/index.html
It is easy to alter the timestamp of sending emails, but the problem is that some email programs on the receiving end don't honor that timestamp, and just mark the date received as when they actually receive it. We actually used to have this feature, where you could select any date to send, and if you chose a date in the past, it would be sent immediately with the timestamp in the past. The problem is that this feature had no real (or honest) use, and when people made a mistake with the year or something, the email would be sent immediately when they didn't intend it to be sent for a while, and they didn't have time to correct the mistake. So now only emails to the future are allowed.

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