[LINK] Re: Does an email account constitute a "letterhead"?
ivan at itrundle.com
Wed Mar 15 11:48:18 EST 2006
Wholeheartedly agree on all these points, Craig - but how do we get
around the nonsensical 'disclaimeritis' that pervades organisations?
I've yet to see the phenomena diminish, and it appears as though no-
one is prepared to say what utter tosh the whole thing is - to those
who make the decisions on footers.
As for separating work and personal mail - absolutely: though some
workplaces (and most schools) forbid or block access to various mail
paths, including via SSH or even web-based e-mail. It makes it
trickier for those who don't have either the tools or knowledge at
On 15/03/2006, at 11:36 AM, Craig Sanders wrote:
> 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
> 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
> 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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