[Mailman-Users] Digests sent out with wrong timestamp

Torsten Ehlers tehlers at freenet.de
Sun Feb 6 22:45:56 CET 2005


my MTA is qmail. The date of my machine is set correctly (I'm already 
using ntp, by the way). Other mails sent from this machine have the 
correct date.

But I could fix the problem by using Mark's tip. It was a Mailman bug.



Jeff Groves schrieb am 06.02.2005 22:37:
> Brad:
> It seems to be worse than not having the date set.  The MTA itself is 
> behaving very badly by setting the sent date to 0 seconds since the 
> January 1, 1970 (standard zero time in UNIX).
> The chances that ALL messages are dated January 1, 1970 because of a 
> time synchronization problem are pretty slim, since machines don't 
> default to much later dates than 1990 now-a-days.
> Whomever wrote that MTA did a poor job of handling a "no Date" header" 
> situation.
> Jeff G.
> Brad Knowles wrote:
>> At 11:35 AM +0100 2005-02-06, Torsten Ehlers wrote:
>>>  When I tell Mailman to receive my mails from a list in a daily digest
>>>  I receive this digest but the header of the digest mail does not 
>>> contain
>>>  a Date line, i.e. the Mails are shown in my mail client with the date
>>>  January 1st 1970. How can this be fixed?
>>     Mailman 2.1.5 does not include a Date: header on the messages it 
>> sends out.  Since this header is required by the SMTP RFCs, it is up 
>> to the MTA to put an appropriate Date: header onto the outgoing 
>> message.  The server for your MTA must have an incorrectly set clock.
>>     I suggest that you have that machine configured to run "ntpd", 
>> suitably configured.  There's some information at 
>> <http://ntp.isc.org/bin/view/Support/WebHome> to help you get this going.

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