Differents dates in sent mail

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Post Posted April 20th, 2017, 8:12 am

I'm analyzing a email sent with a pop3/smtp account (Sent Folder is local, not imap). The email was sent with Thunderbird 12 and show this header:

From - Mon May 14 09:46:03 2012
X-Mozilla-Status: 0001
X-Mozilla-Status2: 00800000
Message-ID: <>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 09:44:17 +0200

The Message-ID match with the second date (Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 09:44:17 +0200). But what's is the first date (From - Mon May 14 09:46:03 2012) with only two minutes apart.

Why two diferents dates?

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Post Posted April 20th, 2017, 10:28 am

As a guess ...

Date: header shows when you hit the Send button to send the message, based on the time shown by your local computer.

From header at the top is when the message was actually processed by the SMTP server and notified TBird that the message has been sent, so that it could be saved in your Sent file. I'd assume this reflects time as shown on the server.

Incidentally, the X-Mozilla Status items:
X-Mozilla-Status: 0001 = message has been read
X-Mozilla-Status2: 00800000 = return receipt has been sent
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Post Posted April 20th, 2017, 10:33 am

The Date: header is created when the message was sent. The date/time in the From string (the so-called "From_" line) was created by Thunderbird when it stored the message in the mbox file. I believe it uses the current date/time, not the value from the Date: or Received: headers. That is why you might see the same value used in subsequent messages.

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Post Posted April 21st, 2017, 8:39 am

Thanks u for the information.Confirm what I thought.
Another question....?

In global-messages-db.sqlite --> messages , the fields"jsonAttributes" and "Notability" store the information about the mail, for example, Read, Unread, with Star, ...
Does anyone know the value of each of the fields?

For example:
jsonAttributes: {"42":1,"43":[2],"44":[],"45":[],"49":false,"50":[],"57":false,"58":false,"59":false,"60":false,"56":[],"51":[1,2],"52":[2],"53":[[1,2]]}
notability: 18

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