timestamp - MFMT

When the server does not support MFMT, is it pretty much in stone that one cannot preserve the create date when uploading?
Anybody know a work-around?

There are other commands but SmartFTP tries them all. But yes, our recommendation is to switch to a modern FTP server.

Thanks for the reply. Kinda stuck right now with the current server but would love to hear of a work-around.