On 01/21/09 15:16, HeavyDuty wrote:
> chicagofan wrote:
>> HeavyDuty wrote:
>>> chicagofan wrote:
>>>> What is happening when received messages are duplicated.... with a
>>>>  date of 12/31/1969? bj [SM l.l.ll]
>>> Are ALL your messages duplicated and with that date, or just some? 
>>> While I have not a clue, I would suspect a problem with the e-mail host.
>> Just some....
>> I thought it was just on mail from a friend who uses Apple, but after a
>> couple of days of just some of her messages duplicating that way, I got
>> one from a friend who uses AOL, right behind the other one's message.
>> Don't know if they were related, I failed to check if maybe it was a
>> reply to one of the Apple messages.
>> I didn't know if it was Microsoft or Apple related perhaps, since I'm 
>> the only
>> one who doesn't use MS based e-mail [except the 1 friend using Apple].
>> bj
> Unless you are suggesting Seamonkey is problematic running 
> under Mac OS, I doubt if there is any difference on what 
> computer or OS messages originate.
> While no expert, I believe seamonkey gets the time stamp for 
> each message from the received e-mail (which has Universal 
> Time ) and shows it based on your computer's time clock.
> If your friend's computer's clock is really messed up, it 
> would send a wrong time. I doubt any currently operating 
> computer BIOS would default back to 1969, so it would have 
> to be set intentionally.

Just FYI: On UNIX systems, "time" is tracked as the number
of milliseconds since 1970. I can see how a "time" of zero
adjusted for time zones could result in a displayed value
of 12/31/1969.

... which implies that somewhere along the life of the message,
the date didn't get set properly (or got cleared).

> Seamonkey /could/ defectively not register some received 
> e-mail. and thus would call for/accept as new the next time 
> it queried your e-mail host, but I doubt it because of the 
> inconsistency. I still think you are experiencing a 
> malfunction of the e-mail host (ISP E-mail server). In the 
> alternative, it might be some gremlin-induced by av 
> filtering, firewall, or virus. Last possibility is RAM 
> memory starting to go bad, and that's a reach.
> Adjust the  Seamonkey server settings. (left click the 
> e-mail account, left click view settings for this account, 
> left click server settings, and change some of the server 
> setting boxes. This should cause that part of seamonkey 
> settings to be re-written.
> If it keeps up, reinstall Seamonkey.
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