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Re: Sorry if you crashed (W95 FYI: Chaos in 2038!)

From: Gayle Kidder <reddik@sandiego.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 1996 07:16:38 -0800
Message-Id: <199611231519.HAA18461@access.thegroup.net>
To: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>, "Style" <www-style@w3.org>, "HTML" <www-html@w3.org>
So now I know how it happened. Would one of you geniuses tell me what to do
to get my Netscape mail back? I'm stuck with IE mail at the moment, which
is not as nice, and several important msgs back in NS mail that I can't get
to. I tried reinstalling NS but that didn't do it. Do I need to uninstall
first? 
Any help appreciated....
G. Kidder
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> From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
> To: Style <www-style@w3.org>; HTML <www-html@w3.org>
> Subject: Sorry if you crashed (W95 FYI: Chaos in 2038!)
> Date: Friday, November 22, 1996 5:11 PM
> 
> It was brought to my attention that my posts to these lists have caused
> Netscape Mail running on Win95 to crash. I tried to test this by
> sending myself a message but was unable to run NS Mail at all.
> 
> I'm glad to say I found the problem: In the course of a HD upgrade my
> system clock had somehow built a 100-year bridge to the 21st century
> and was set to 2096. Subsequent testing shows that dates beyond 2038
> cause many unwanted side effects in Win95, including the aforementioned
> crashes when NS Mail receives a message so dated.
> 
> Having returned to the present, I retrieved my previously sent test
> message dated 2096, and, sure enough, NS Mail crashed.
> 
> Sorry if anyone experienced this problem. It was not intentional.
> 
> (Also sorry that I rewrote/resent a 'transparent text' post on
> www-style. I thought one of these crashes had trashed the message.)
> 
> David Perrell
> 
Received on Saturday, 23 November 1996 10:19:31 GMT

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