1. danielcj's Avatar
    For some reason i get an email on my yahoo account with that date stamp. Doesn't seem to matter who the sender is. Although it is usually from someone sending a mass email. I get that same email on my gmail account and it is fine. Very strange. Anybody else seen that?

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    01-31-2013 09:51 AM
  2. still1's Avatar
    go to yahoo mail on web(PC) and see if it says the same.
    if it still says December 31 1969 then the problem is with yahoo server itself and not on your phone.
    01-31-2013 10:21 AM
  3. danielcj's Avatar
    Bummer... It appears fine on my PC. This is the second message from the same sender that has 4pm Dec 31 1969 stamp. Very odd. Any suggestions?

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    01-31-2013 11:12 AM
  4. still1's Avatar
    Bummer... It appears fine on my PC. This is the second message from the same sender that has 4pm Dec 31 1969 stamp. Very odd. Any suggestions?

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    seems like a yahoo app bug then. report it to yahoo. can you post a screenshot?
    01-31-2013 11:16 AM
  5. danielcj's Avatar
    OK here it is. Seems to be only from this sender.

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    01-31-2013 11:37 AM
  6. tgp's Avatar
    If you clear the Google Service Framework and then check for System Updates, it will say "Last checked for update on 12/31/1969". Maybe it's a dafault Android date?
    01-31-2013 11:41 AM
  7. AtomicFrost's Avatar
    After doing a bit of Googleing it seems that 12/31/1969 is the default error date in Unix. (It's the day before Unix launched.) It seems that this error is caused when your phones email client can't read the actual send date due to an issue with the email header information.

    Have the people sending you the emails check their email client to make sure it's setup correctly.

    If that doesn't work:

    Other people have been having the issue for an unknown reason.

    Also, are you forwarding your Yahoo email to the default email client on your phone (POP3, IMAP, etc), or are you using the Yahoo mail app?
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    01-31-2013 12:45 PM
  8. danielcj's Avatar
    The same email goes to another gmail address and it comes up fine. Plus the time stamp is correct on yahoo.com. I am using the default android email client. Too many bad reviews for the yahoo app.

    Not a real big deal but thought it was kinda weird. Also lately I've been getting cannot sign in notifications to another yahoo account. Ended up deleting and adding back the account and all seems to be fine now. Maybe I will do the same for this account too.

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    01-31-2013 12:57 PM
  9. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    Unix time (a.k.a. POSIX time) is a referential time format representing the number of seconds since January 1, 1970, at 00:00:00 UTC (midnight). It's used in many Unix-based operating systems as well as others, some file formats, and in languages such as Java, C, and PHP.

    Seeing this time doesn't necessarily indicate a problem on the client-side (the phone), or on the server side (Yahoo's mail server), as both systems likely use Unix time.

    I would agree that it's likely an issue with the application, meaning Yahoo will probably have to issue a fix to resolve it.
    01-31-2013 01:17 PM
  10. minnemike's Avatar
    Either way... interesting thread!
    01-31-2013 01:33 PM
  11. Fairclough's Avatar
    Probably the phone on its reboot. My htc said some date like Jan 29th 19something when i rebooted it out of reception but when it go reception corrected itself.
    01-31-2013 05:49 PM
  12. Steven Auringer's Avatar
    For some reason i get an email on my yahoo account with that date stamp. Doesn't seem to matter who the sender is. Although it is usually from someone sending a mass email. I get that same email on my gmail account and it is fine. Very strange. Anybody else seen that?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    02-19-2017 06:01 AM

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