Does an email account constitute a "letterhead"? (was Re: [LINK]
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cas at taz.net.au
Wed Mar 15 11:36:07 EST 2006
On Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 10:51:13AM +1100, Stilgherrian wrote:
> (The wording of Kerry's disclaimer is also interesting. "If you are
> not the intended recipient..." How do I know whether I'm the intended
> recipient or not? How can I divine the intent of the sender -- apart
> from noting that the email has arrived in my mailbox and therefore
> must be for me?)
disclaimers like these are meaningless and worthless. they impose no
obligation on the reader and provide no protection to the sender.
all they achieve is demonstrate the cluelessness of the sender's
> On 15/3/06 9:50 AM, "Webb, KerryA" <KerryA.Webb at act.gov.au> wrote:
> > Many of us are constrained by our employer's policies.
> > If we choose to post from a work account, we can't avoid what the
> > system may append to our posts.
there are dozens, if not hundreds, of ways to avoid these policies.
and, IMO, it's best not to use a work-provided address for personal
communication. when using an employer's address, you are representing
your employer whether you intend to or not. when using your own personal
address, you are representing only yourself.
there's always gmail, hotmail, yahoo.
or (best of all) ssh to your own linux box and run mutt. or webmail if
you're that way inclined.
or even a GUI mail client configured to relay personal list mail via
your own server (with SMTP Auth or whatever) - but that can end up with
saved copies of your personal mail on a work computer which is, IMO,
something to be avoided.
or, if not your own linux box, then your ISP's mail server if they're
set up to allow remote access - many are. e.g. either webmail or SMTP
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au> (part time cyborg)
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