One of my friends Shijo called and said that the time displayed in GMail emails on his sent and received mails is not displaying properly. The time is 6 hours lagging behind the local time. See the snapshot below to understand what the problem is:
In this article we are going to tell you how to fix the time-zone issue with Gmail mails. Using it you can correct the incorrect time displayed in email messages.
There are two reasons for incorrect time zone displayed. Lets see the fix for both:
Incorrect Time-zone setting on gmail account
To fix the time-zone on google or gmail account, click on settings on Gmail page
This will show a screen like one below(click to enlarge):
Here click on Accounts tab and Click on Google Account Settings as highlighted below.
On Google Account Settings page, you can see the current time zone set for your account, also you can edit it by the link shown below. When you click on edit, you will see the next screen as shown in the other image following this one.
Here you can see the drop-down options for country or time zone which you want to set. Just set the correct one and save changes.
That is it for gmail time-zone settings. But besides this, you also need to change the local time-zone on your computer to make things work properly. See the easy instructions below.
Incorrect time-zone setting on local computer
In your system tray, where the time is displayed, you need to double click-on the time display.
It will open date and time properties.
On this screen, click on Time Zone tab. Here you can see your current time-zone settings and change it via drop-down option provided.
That’s it, you are now geared up to use Gmail with new time zone settings. Please provide your feedback by comments below.