For those of us that feel strongly that email should be a reliable transport medium.
steve.swaney at FSL.COM
Tue Feb 10 20:24:11 GMT 2004
Fortress Systems Ltd.
Steve.Swaney at FSL.com
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> Subject: Re: For those of us that feel strongly that email should be a
> reliable transport medium.
> At 02:52 PM 2/10/2004, you wrote:
> >No offense, but this sounds rather self-serving. "I don't care who I
> >damage, as long as my bottom line is safe." I'm not a MailScanner
> >expert here, but I'd be willing to bet that someone could come up with
> >an alternate solution that would be a decent compromise. But
> >'reverse-spamming' everyone else so that you have no chance of upsetting
> >your customers seems a little selfish.
> No offense, but I cannot help but laugh to some extent. As a business
> owner, (not this company) I have to think
> not just at a technical level but at level that involves good business
> sense. For any business, the customers
> are what matters. Without them, why the heck are we in business? What is
> product or service with out a user? The answer
> is IT is and will be nothing. So yes, it does sound self serving because
> is. It serves the best interests of our clients
> and the are the reason we are in business. IF, any of the CEO's of CFO's
> your companies were a client of my company's and
> subscribed to our services. IF, they received a time sensitive email
> message involving lots of money and did not get the message due
> to the fact that the message was destroyed and no sender was notified,
> guess who you CEO's and CFO's would hold
> liable? Can anyone say law suit?
I know his is Way, way off topic but I just can't resist.
Email is and should be considered as reliable but not guaranteed message
delivery system. If your lawyer or banking clients are using email for
critical document delivery, they should probably re-think that practice.
I can tell you from personal experience with Wall Street Banking firms that
if a broker ever sent a buy-sell order or other type of exchange that
certifies a fund transfer via email he or she would be subject to severe
disciplinary action. It is forbidden.
The banks I've worked for legally consider email a totally insecure, not
100% guaranteed delivery, "business convenience" - and try to treat it
accordingly. Good lawyers treat email the same way.
> Errol neal
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