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Thu Jan 19 13:48:16 UTC 2006
Sasha Tsykin wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>Point 2: One reason such things tend to be "there automatically" is
>>because the companies doing it _know_ it's annoying and don't actually
>>want their employees using their accounts for Usenet & listservs.
> And? what difference does it make. If it's annoying, ignore it. By the
> way, my sister's company uses them, and I can tell you it is a legal
> safeguard within that jurisdiction.
You're a lawyer? Just because companies use them doesn't make them legal.
Just because companies lawyers' advise them to use them doesn't make them
legal. It's highly unlikely - no matter what jurisdiction she's in - that
there's any legal basis to say it is a "legal safeguard" as there are still
only a handful of rulings on email cases throughout the world.
>>Obviously quite a few of us care if it's there.
> You're the only person who has complained, so maybe not so many.
Huh? I was _responding_ to _you_. Duncan was the person who complained.
So that made me at least the second. Just survey any list for such posts -
you'll see lots of us object, but most of us let one person do the
objecting. I just got really fed up to see you justifying it.
> Almost everybody does do it.
My mother told me that "everybody does it" is no excuse, 40 years ago.
Still, "almost everybody" doesn't do it. A sizable number of companies do
- but most of them don't have employees using company email to post to
listservs. I practically expect to see such disclaimers on company email,
I don't want it cluttering up my lists.
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