Please note that my computer's time is set correctly. Dates and times are correct in all other applications including Google's services such as Google Docs and Google Calendar.
However, messages in GMail are always showing with a timestamp eight hours into the future. Occasionally, after repeated set/reset cycles in my account settings, I get the correct timestamp but when I log out and log back in timestamps are again eight hours into the future.
I have already inspected the email headers, and the timestamp information (including time zones) is correct at each hop.
There are a number of threads on Google's support forums regarding this and the one that is being monitored by the Google staff seems to be Wrong time posted on all my email - how to fix.
Is anyone aware of a fix or a work-around or at least an explanation of why the timestamps are messed up?