[Tutor] Mailing list archive oddity?

Hugo Arts hugo.yoshi at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 23:08:19 CEST 2011

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 10:25 PM, Prasad, Ramit
<ramit.prasad at jpmorgan.com> wrote:
> I think you misunderstood my question. The web archive of the list has a few entries that have not occurred yet (which you may have noticed if you visited the link).
> January 2027:   [ Thread ] [ Subject ] [ Author ] [ Date ]      [ Gzip'd Text 597 bytes ]
> November 2012:  [ Thread ] [ Subject ] [ Author ] [ Date ]      [ Gzip'd Text 2 KB ]
> I was asking (facetiously) if there was an email client that could receive email from the future. I am curious to how this happened, but I am not sure anyone on this list is a list administrator and would know.
> Ramit

In fact, every e-mail client is technically capable of receiving
messages from the future! Unfortunately, there are as of this writing
no clients that can send messages into the past :(

The archives go by the date header found in the e-mail. This is
supposed to indicate the time that the e-mail was sent. So we are left
with two options:

* someone from the future is in need of python help and is sending
messages back in time.
* someone has their system clock set wrong.


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