Mysterious Email dated 12/31/69 can't be read/deleted

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by johndallas999, Apr 28, 2011.

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    johndallas999

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    Every once in a while i have a message in my inbox with:
    (No Sender)
    (No Subject)
    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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    Interstella5555

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    #2
    I had a few of those, and then they just stopped coming and auto-deleted.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Close the app in the switcher and the email will be gone... I do get it every now and then...
     
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    The Californian

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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)

    Is someone trying to tell us something?
     
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    OneMike

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    #5
    had that happen several times, although not recently. close email > kill email. when you open again should be good.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    wow! What is that cool status bar? It looks like Android with notifications, how did you do that?
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    #7
    Reply with the codeword you received from the mariachi who appeared in your dream last night, your instructions will follow shortly after. :D
     
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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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    The Californian

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    Wha'd you jump ship, kid?
     
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    SaSaSushi

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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.
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    It's 12/31/1969 because the OP lives in America, in Europe it would be 1/1/1970
     
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    SaSaSushi

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    Aha, that explains it. :)
     
  14. Vizin, Apr 29, 2011
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    Huh, interesting bug! Thanks to those who described the history of it.
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    I've had a ton of 1970's. :) And people say iOS is bug-free. :rolleyes:
     
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    b166er

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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.
     
  18. johndallas999, Apr 30, 2011
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    johndallas999

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    Its a winterboard theme called "Revi-KRS". I like it alot.

    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.
     
  19. macrumors 603

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    Don't Jailbreak.
     
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    awadeee

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    I've had the error several times on stock firmware.
     
  21. Vizin, Apr 30, 2011
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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:rolleyes:
     
  23. macrumors 603

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    Unable to reproduce this :/ Are you on an iPhone 5?
     
  24. macrumors demi-god

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    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
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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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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