iOS 4 Email Bug: Bizarre Emails from December 1969!

Cult of Mac are reporting that a number of iPhone and iPod Touch users are reporting a fairly innocuous, and yet quite bizarre bug in the latest iOS 4 update.

The bug manifests itself in the form of an email from December the 31st, 1969 popping up in their email in-box. The message has no subject, sender or any content. This also seems to be limited to MobileMe and GMail accounts only.

There is a fix. But it involves 34 steps, apparently. Deleting the email has no effect.

I have several devices on various versions of iOS 4.x, and I only use GMail and MobileMe mail accounts on a daily basis. But I have not seen this bug yet. I feel a little left out as I was 2 months old in December 1969!

Apple have not commented on the bug yet.

Has this issue with iOS 4 hit you? Please let us know in the comments…

[Cult of Mac]

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  • Rod

    I have a corporate email account and I am getting up to 30 of these emails in a day…apple told me to reboote the phone and they do go away but they start up again randomly

  • http://twitter.com/ecualung ecualung

    This started happening to me today, or yesterday. It's really annoying. The recent e-mails that I might want to read are buried below a dozen or so of these 12-31-69 emails. And they keep coming in. Also, I think that the small red number on the e-mail icon on the home screen (the one that indicates how many unread emails you have), is now inaccurate half the time– but I'm not completely sure about this.

  • http://twitter.com/ecualung ecualung

    This started happening to me today, or yesterday. It's really annoying. The recent e-mails that I might want to read are buried below a dozen or so of these 12-31-69 emails. And they keep coming in. Also, I think that the small red number on the e-mail icon on the home screen (the one that indicates how many unread emails you have), is now inaccurate half the time– but I'm not completely sure about this.