I got a notification email that stated:

The following items were added to your inbox since you last checked it on 2015-04-19:

I know that is not true given that I have been checking it all throughout the year.

Here is the screenshot of http://stackexchange.com before clicking on the red "2" here:

stackexchange.com screenshot

So I am considering this as a bug, as the expected behavior is that notifications are sent, but not with the incorrect dates as to when I have checked the inbox.

Here are some of the email headers from the message. See the Date field for when this was received:

From: Stack Exchange <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Reply-To: [email protected]
Subject: 2 new items in your Stack Exchange inbox
Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:12:49 +0000
Message-ID: <2.615c3af0158722959802@NY-WEB05>

Here is a screenshot of the gmail interface view of the message:

gmail inbox screenshot

  • Hmm, might be related to a fix that was applied for an other bug: meta.stackexchange.com/a/287714/158100
    – rene
    Commented Dec 4, 2016 at 16:07
  • @rene nope, see dupe. :) Commented Dec 4, 2016 at 20:07
  • 1
    @ShadowWizard it ... is .... counting ... backwards ..... time reverses .... run ....
    – rene
    Commented Dec 4, 2016 at 20:17


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