On 01/21/09 15:52, Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
> 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.
> sorry to say, but many people DO get messages dated 
> 1969, including me.  Furthermore, just recently I've 
> been receiving messages dated 2033, 2050, and even 2075.

Well, in some cases, the sender is specifically setting errant dates in
the hope that your (sorted) inbox will place them at the end you're looking
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