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?┬áPlease let us know in the comments…

[Cult of Mac]

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3 Comments on “iOS 4 Email Bug: Bizarre Emails from December 1969!”

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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