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Log dates to local locale online app

Written by Bram Neijt on .

I got an e-mail forward later than I expected. So I decided to look in the email header for a time line and ended up looking at timestamps from all the different timezones the e-mail had been. To have easy access to those dates in my own locale, I created a small online tool to translate dates to your local locale:

Open the online date timezone converter

About the tool

The tool is a single text area where you can post your log entry or raw/original email. Each data it can match will be converted into a real date object using the XDate Javascript library.

Currently it only supports a small subset of dates. If you find a date that it does not yet match but should or you have a feature request, please consider posting a comment below.

Example input

If you want to try the tool, you can use the following example input:

Delivered-To: fiction@example.com
Received: by 20.74.72.496 with SMTP id w4csz67795wav;
        Thu, 31 Jan 2013 03:03:21 -0800 (PST)
Return-Path: <truth@example.com>
Authentication-Results: mr.example.com;
       spf=pass smtp.mail=truth@example.com;
       dkim=pass header.i=@example.com
X-Received: from mr.example.com ([305.40.11.404])
        by 10.49.71.204 with SMTP id x12mr9588591qeu.47.1359630201262 (num_hops = 1);
        Thu, 31 Jan 2013 03:03:21 -0800 (PST)
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-Received: by 10.49.71.204 with SMTP id x12mr934679391qeu.447.234662;
 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 03:03:21 -0800 (PST)
Received: by 10.229.104.2 with HTTP; Thu, 31 Jan 2013 03:03:20 +0100 (CET)
Received: by 10.229.104.2 with HTTP; Thu, 31 Jan 2013 03:03:20 -0800 (PST)
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:03:20 +0100
Message-ID: <CALAQ-oYDbwCXGLz_BSOL2-clKbbvvvvvsdgVdFGQMKcnfuvo_S_Vg@mail.example.com>

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