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This is a quick notice to check your e-mail settings. If you have auto archive turned on, TURN IT OFF or you may miss some important messages. Why?
Most mail programs will allow you to have it automatically archive messages in your inbox greater than 30 days (normal default) or whatever time frame you choose.
I am on two Linux e-mail lists and receive a large number of e-mails each day. About 15% of them have date stamps of either 1900 or 0100 from the server they're sent through. These wind up at the bottom of my inbox which is sorted by date. I didn't notice this until the second day because they were below about 30 previously read postings. I started noticing replies to e-mails I thought I hadn't received. The replies had the correct date stamp, but the initial e-mail did not. They were archived because of their date.
I now scroll to the bottom of the inbox whenever I log on to make sure I get a chance to see all incoming e-mails.
-- Sam Walker (email@example.com), January 06, 2000
see the earlier thread on this topic for more examples. Sometimes it appears to be caused by someone who has rolled their computer back.
-- Richard Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 06, 2000.
URL Title subsort6
http://greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch- msg.tcl?msg_id=002CrX Date glitch in Winfax Lite Yes
http://greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch- msg.tcl?msg_id=002AzF Email via airmail.net dated 2098? Yes
-- Critt Jarvis (email@example.com), January 06, 2000.