OT: Funny disclaimers (Was: Re: ssh root@localhost)

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Thu Feb 3 05:01:23 PST 2005

On Feb 2, 2005, at 4:49 PM, Erik Norgaard wrote:

> Sorry  to join in on the noise:
> =quote=
> This e-mail and the documents attached are confidential and intended
> solely for the addressee; it may also be privileged. If you receive 
> this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and destroy 
> it.
> As its integrity cannot be secured on the Internet, the <Company>
> group liability cannot be triggered for the message content. Although 
> the sender endeavours to maintain a computer virus-free network, the 
> sender does not warrant that this transmission is virus-free and will 
> not be liable for any damages resulting from any virus transmitted.
> =quote=
> I regularly get mails with this kind of legal bable at the end, some 
> worse threatening me with legal actions if I am not the intended 
> receipient and do not imidiately delete the mail and forget the 
> content.
> What makes me wonder is that these messages are always at the end, 
> when you have read the secret message. If anything it will only make 
> me alert that this could be secret, and if I am evil, ofcourse I would 
> not delete the mail.

I wonder why if the messages are so important they don't PGP or GPG 
them.  Wouldn't that make more sense for sensitive material?

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