Bob Conrad wrote:
> Okay, this has just become my number one pet peeve.
> This message was just delivered to my e-mail inbox, but was hidden all
> the way back in my saved messages because for some reason the date on
> this "new" message is 12/15/2004.
> If this truly is a new message, then could everyone here do all of us a
> favor and fix the date on your computer to the correct current date? Or
> has one of us discovered the secret to time traveling? If so, I can't
> imagine why anyone would want to go back to 2004!
> But, if for some reason this message has been held up in oblivion for 1
> 1/2 years, then would it be asking too much to have the list manager put
> today's current date on the message before releasing it and sending it
> to the group?
> There's nothing worse than having to spend 20 minutes going back through
> years of saved e-mail messages in order to find some newly-delivered
> Mike Richter wrote:
I just received it as well. While I cannot attest to the date, I can
assure you that
a) it is ancient (by Internet standards)
b) my computer clock is accurate and has been since well before the date
of that message.
I do not believe that the listowner or anyone else can interfere with
the process of timestamping - or with the vagaries of list servers in
holding and disgorging messages.
Looking at full headers, it is clear that it was received by
[log in to unmask] on the day sent, but was spooled at LOC for over a
year, when it was moved from one queue into another and eventually
Received: from ddba008.netstream.ch (ddba008.netstream.ch [184.108.40.206])
by sun8.loc.gov with ESMTP id k3BFAZLj011518 for
<[log in to unmask]>; Tue, 11 Apr 2006 11:10:43 -0400 (EDT)
Received: from sun8 (sun8 [220.127.116.11]) by sun8.loc.gov with ESMTP
id iBFEZ3sn012576; Wed, 15 Dec 2004 18:11:41 -0500 (EST)
Received: from LISTSERV.LOC.GOV by LISTSERV.LOC.GOV (LISTSERV-TCP/IP
release 1.8e) with spool id 300041 for [log in to unmask]; Wed,
15 Dec 2004 18:02:18 -0500
Received: from mail.keyway.net (mail.keyway.net [18.104.22.168]) by
sun8.loc.gov with ESMTP id iBFN2HZD007801 for <[log in to unmask]>;
Wed, 15 Dec 2004 18:02:18 -0500 (EST)
[log in to unmask]