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That's why it says 1969.
Originally posted by Vanitas
Why 1969, I mean?
Originally posted by yankeerose
Wow... born in 1969?? S.O. is much older than I thought...
If the application injecting the email doesn't include a date field, then the MTA (e.g. sendmail, qmail) will add one in.
However, whether you use PHP to add a date field or leave this to your MTA, both these will produce an incorrect date field if your system clock is wrong.
What does the output of the date command say?
There is also the slim possibility that you have a broken MTA which doesn't add a date field when required. If you provide the source of one of the email messages, then we can verify this.
Adding the get field snippet returns 0. There is no timestamp, so what does that mean?
EDIT: I put in [+pub_date+] instead of [+date+] for the blog and get a timestamp.