Invalid dates in patchbomb messages (was: Re: [PATCH 0 of 1] py2exe patch updated)

Kevin Smith yarcs at
Fri Sep 9 08:33:42 CDT 2005

Volker Kleinfeld wrote:
> On the mail-list-archive the dates are ok, I also checked the mail headers
> of my mails comming back from the mail-list and I did not see something
> strange (... on the other hand I am not a perfect mail-header-parser).

I suspect the list archives automatically clean up bogus dates by using 
the date received if the date sent is invalid. Here's the actual header 
I got in one of your patchbomb messages:

  Date: Sun,  Sep 2005  (MEZ) - Mitteleurop. Sommerzeit

I'm no expert, but that doesn't look valid to me. Your non-patchbomb 
message has this, which works fine in Thunderbird:

  Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 10:26:55 +0200 (MEST)



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