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Old Apr 28, 2011, 10:04 AM   #1
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Mysterious Email dated 12/31/69 can't be read/deleted

Every once in a while i have a message in my inbox with:
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This message has no content
Dated 12/31/69

It can't be read/deleted. The only way to get rid of it is reboot my iPhone but eventually it comes back. It's from my Gmail Exchange Sync.

Anyone know how to fix this so it doesn't keep happening?
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 10:31 AM   #2
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Every once in a while i have a message in my inbox with:
(No Sender)
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This message has no content
Dated 12/31/69

It can't be read/deleted. The only way to get rid of it is reboot my iPhone but eventually it comes back. It's from my Gmail Exchange Sync.

Anyone know how to fix this so it doesn't keep happening?
I had a few of those, and then they just stopped coming and auto-deleted.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 11:04 AM   #3
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Close the app in the switcher and the email will be gone... I do get it every now and then...
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 11:14 AM   #4
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

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Old Apr 28, 2011, 11:29 AM   #5
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had that happen several times, although not recently. close email > kill email. when you open again should be good.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 11:46 AM   #6
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wow! What is that cool status bar? It looks like Android with notifications, how did you do that?
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:12 PM   #7
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

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Old Apr 28, 2011, 11:06 PM   #8
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I get one of those every once in awhile with my Exchange account. Just restart my phone and it goes away. Annoying though.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 11:06 PM   #9
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 12:10 AM   #10
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 03:33 AM   #11
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I can't say why you're getting the mail but the significance of the date 12/31/1969 is the Unix (Vax-Epoch) Timestamp and is explained here.

The beginning of the "Vax-Epoch" to which all computer clocks are set to is January 1, 1970. Midnight of December 31, 1969 is 0 time and it's all about the milliseconds from 1/1/1970 to the present.
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 07:22 AM   #12
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I can't say why you're getting the mail but the significance of the date 12/31/1969 is the Unix (Vax-Epoch) Timestamp and is explained here.

The beginning of the "Vax-Epoch" to which all computer clocks are set to is January 1, 1970. Midnight of December 31, 1969 is 0 time and it's all about the milliseconds from 1/1/1970 to the present.
It's 12/31/1969 because the OP lives in America, in Europe it would be 1/1/1970
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It's 12/31/1969 because the OP lives in America, in Europe it would be 1/1/1970
Aha, that explains it.
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 10:44 PM   #14
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 10:53 PM   #15
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Huh, interesting bug! Thanks to those who described the history of it.
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 03:11 AM   #16
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I've had a ton of 1970's. And people say iOS is bug-free.
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 11:33 AM   #17
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I have had the same thing happen with my Gmail. Both from my computer and from my iPhone. Random email shows up, dated from the 60's, can't open it, then it's gone.
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 11:54 AM   #18
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wow! What is that cool status bar? It looks like Android with notifications, how did you do that?
Its a winterboard theme called "Revi-KRS". I like it alot.

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I can't say why you're getting the mail but the significance of the date 12/31/1969 is the Unix (Vax-Epoch) Timestamp and is explained here.

The beginning of the "Vax-Epoch" to which all computer clocks are set to is January 1, 1970. Midnight of December 31, 1969 is 0 time and it's all about the milliseconds from 1/1/1970 to the present.
Weird. I've been getting them all the way back to 4.0 so it's an on going issue. Seems specific to my Gmail acct though for whatever reason. No big deal it clears itself up at some point.

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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 01:40 AM   #22
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I just wanted to bring this topic back alive. I am seeing this in iOS6 when I mark and delete multiple emails. After I scroll down and see a email dated for 12/31/1969 and other times 12/31/00
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I just wanted to bring this topic back alive. I am seeing this in iOS6 when I mark and delete multiple emails. After I scroll down and see a email dated for 12/31/1969 and other times 12/31/00
Unable to reproduce this :/ Are you on an iPhone 5?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 08:25 AM   #24
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Unable to reproduce this :/ Are you on an iPhone 5?
Yup on a iPhone 5. It does not happen every time. I will put some pics tonight when I have a chance to scub my personal stuff
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 10:15 PM   #25
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It's obvious some programmer at apple is just a perv no conspiracy theory just some guy who thinks 69 is funny.
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