Hello @Bigbug, you're correct. The audit log is utilizing MySQL Time to insert a timestamp, which is configured to UTC 0. However, the email you sent via PHP is configured to Eastern Timezone, which is precisely 5 hours apart.
To resolve this, you'll need to adjust your Linux timezone to Eastern. This can be done via the command line, followed by a system restart, and everything should function properly thereafter.
Additionally, we'll be updating the installer to prompt for timezone selection before installation to prevent such issues in the future new installs.