User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030529 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030529 Sometimes I receive mail messages with no "Date" header. Such messages are displayed with the date 6th Feb 2101. 6:28am. The messages do contain valid dates in the "Received" header, and this works fine in Outlook Express. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Export a mail message into a file 2.Edit the file; delete the line containing the "Date" header 3.Import the message back into Mozilla mail (my recipe involves outlook express, but there are probably better ways :-) 4. Open the folder containing the message Actual Results: The message line in the folder listing has an invalid date: 6th Feb 2101. 6:28am Expected Results: parsed the Received header and extract the message date from there
Bug 207045 was duped against bug 73565. Most people seem to see a 01/01/1970 date (minus the timezone-diff), but some seem to see some kind of garbage data. Outlook seems the get the date from another header (the received-headers), so if you import it via Outlook, then Mozila might get it from another header, added by Outlook. Reporter, can you post all the headers of this message (after it was imported in Mozilla) ? Replace private data if you need, but leave in anything that look like a date, especially the received-headers.
These are the message headers as shown by Mozilla mail's view message source: From - Mon Jan 1 00:00:00 1965 Received: (qmail 21508 invoked by uid 1004); 22 May 2003 15:13:35 -0000from unknown (HELO xxx.xxx.com) (126.96.36.199)by 0 with SMTP; 22 May 2003 15:13:35 - 0000(qmail 12139 invoked by uid 1004); 22 May 2003 15:13:37 -0000from unknown (HELO localhost) (188.8.131.52)by 0 with SMTP; 22 May 2003 15:13:37 -0000 From: email@example.com Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com X-mailer: AlterUM v1.0 X-alter-sendrequest: 102 Subject: =?utf-8?B?RndkOiBSRTogUG96ZHJhdiBpeiBBbHRlcmJveGEuLi4=?= X-MsgID: 296044 MIME-version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="Message-Boundary"
[Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624] Something similar happens if the Date Header is present but invalid. Example header from a (Junk-)Mail i got today: Date: sam., 19 juil 2003 12:37:37 -0600 In the "Date" column in the mail folder window, "01.01.1970 01:00" (time_t=0 + DST) is shown. But in the mail window, some funny random date like "28.11.10024 00:36" is shown. Every redisplay of the mail changes this value. Possibly uninitialized variable). Separate or same bug?
Christian, your bug is probably bug 32216. This one is most certainly a dupe of bug 73565. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73565 ***