Disclaimers and sigs was Re: [MAILSCANNER] Mass Mailling

Dan Hollis spamtrap71892316634 at ANIME.NET
Wed Aug 4 19:52:39 IST 2004

On Wed, 4 Aug 2004, Michele Neylon : Blacknight Solutions wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 19:29, Dan Hollis wrote:
> > disclaimers -- eg if the account you are using requires disclaimers, then
> > they have no business using it for a public mailing list. Not only that,
> > but the severe legal risk it puts the mailscanner mailing list and all its
> > subscribers into, by distributing and archiving such 'confidential'
> > emails.
> Some mailing list servers respect an "no archive" header.

Did his have one?

Does this list server respect such a header?

> In many cases the disclaimers and legal mumbo-jumbo is added by the
> mailserver on the way out and the users have no control over it.

Then they shouldnt be using that mailserver IMO. If their company is so
paranoid about emails they shouldnt be using a private company account for
public email lists, with the chance of 'confidential' information being
leaked out to the public.

> It would only be a legal minefield if anybody started enforcing it
> anyway and in most cases it is more of a protection in case of abuse
> than anything of legal weight.

Then there's no problem to strip the attachments, or block such emails

It's annoying to constantly receive emails where the disclaimer is 3 times
the size of the body of the message.


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