Returns the current system timestamp. When included in content for triggered sends, the time indicates when the triggered send definition for the message started or republished. The time doesn’t not reflect the time at which the send occurred.

The value that the function returns is in Central Standard Time (CST) without daylight saving time.

The Now() function has one parameter:

  • boolPreserveEmailSentTime (boolean): If true, the function returns the email send time for a subscriber. If false, the function returns the current time and date. The default value is false.

To return the current time, call the Now() function without any parameters.

The function returns the current time.

This table shows how the results that the Now() and GetSendTime() functions return vary in different situations.

FunctionDuring a sendAfter a list, DE, or manual sendAfter a triggered or journey send
Now()Current system timeCurrent system timeCurrent system time
Now(true)Current system timeJob start timeJob publish time
GetSendTime()Current system timeIndividual subscriber send completed timeIndividual subscriber send completed time
GetSendTime(true)Current system timeJob start timeJob publish time