Filter does not recognize empty messages with date 1970



11 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Joerg Starkmuth, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: closeme 2008-11-06)



11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv: Gecko/20060909 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv: Gecko/20060909 Firefox/

I frequently receive E-mails (probably corrupted spam or whatever) that have a size of 0 bytes and the date 01/01/1970. They normally appear in couples, i.e. two identical messages of this type at the same time. The junk filter recognizes them as I want it to and moves them to the Junk folder. But trying to delete them right away with the normal message filter does not work. I set the filter to look for file dates before 1970 and/or file sizes of 0 bytes, but none of these two settings detect these messages.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Receive 0 bytes message(s) with date 01/01/1970.
2. Set up filter to look for file dates before 1970 and/or file sizes of 0 bytes and to delete those messages.
3. Apply filter to the folder containing the message.

Actual Results:  
Message should be deleted.

Expected Results:  
Message are not deleted.

Comment 1

11 years ago
Oops, typo ... "file dates before 1970" should have been "file dates before 1971".
*** Bug 355166 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***


9 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Reporter, does this still occur with the latest supported 2.0.0.x / Shredder trunk nightlies?

(1.5.0.x is now end-of-life and the latest supported 2.0.0.x is
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-10-16

Comment 4

9 years ago
I had disdabled the filter as it did not work anyway, so I cannot answer your question right now. I reactivated the filter now. If I see any more 1970 messages that are not deleted, I'll let you know. Might take some time though, because the number of those zero-byte 1970 messages coming in has dropped significantly.
Rolling over the closeme date on this one, since the OP said he would try to reproduce, but that it may take time.
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-10-16 → closeme 2008-11-06
I'm going to RESO INCO this bug. Joerg, when you get more information, respond to this bug and someone will take action.
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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