FWIW - Email failure on Windows 95 using Juno

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My brother just called me...His pentium computer running Windows 95 is saying the date is Jan 1, 1980.....and his email program Juno will not work (it worked fine yesterday as he emailed me several times).....My juno program is working,,,,,

I had sent him the 1st Windows 95 update from microsoft to install but he didn't get the latest one issued around August..... I wonder if it is the hard drive or the Windows 95 program?

-- mmmm (mmmm@mmmm.com), January 01, 2000


Just got an email from my brother - his email is now working. He had to re-set the date on his computer to Jan 1, 2000....

-- mmmm (mmmm@mmmm.com), January 01, 2000.

Did he lose any mail? I sent email to someone on juno. Just wondering.

-- Moore dinty Moore (dac@ccrtc.com), January 01, 2000.

Many systems had problems with E-Mails dated 00. Most of these appear to have actually been problems with some sendmail programs. Every one of the failures I have been able to trace down are NT servers. Every one of them was fixed with a reboot -- after the sysop deleted all mail for that day.

Not the interesting thing about this is that I once worked on a system that used two trusted unix boxes to accept and process database queries via E-Mail. Basically the first system was the mail drop box and did not have physical access to the internal network. The second system was reading the inbound mail from the other systems hdd via a disk mount (nfs). Once the query was processed the answer was formatted as an email message and dumped back to the gateway machines disk.

Queries were ofcourse logged by date time...

Still waiting.

-- Michael Erskine (Osiris@urbanna.net), January 02, 2000.

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