Forget Hardy

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Wed Jun 11 16:16:43 UTC 2008

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Bart Silverstrim wrote:

>> I've read more than once about those silly disclaimers at the end of
>> emailed not being legally enforceable...yet people waste space with them.
> By all opinions I've received, those disclaimers should be _legal_ - the
> problem being "enforceable".  And even then, they can only apply to
> _personal_ email, not to mail sent to a list.

Okay. We'll agree to disagree here :-)

Email should fall under copyright. That's already convention.

List messages different from personal due to intent.

But if you want something "private" that falls under those 
disclaimer-style "for you eyes only", use encryption. It's stupid stupid 
stupid to send corporate sensitive material to Johnny Public, THEN tell 
him that "Yo, that info? It's private and belongs to intended recipient 
only. If it wasn't for you...erase it and don't tell anyone!"

Yeah. Right. Short of a lobotomy...

Email is little more than controlled spam. If you want it to be stamped 
official...encrypt it. It's silly to have that paragraph long disclaimer 
as your only shield between you and a slipped keystroke in the to: line.

Back to more disk verification... :-)

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