April 16, 2003
Bottom-Heavy Email

If I've ever sent you an email from work, you'll have seen the big wodge of cruft at the bottom.

The information in this email is confidential and may be legally
privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this
email by anyone else is unauthorised. If you are not the intended
recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution, or any action taken or
omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be
unlawful. <My Employer> Ltd. cannot accept liability for statements made
which are clearly the senders own.

This is pretty embarrassing - since this was added, I've posted to c.l.py and the like very much less frequently.

Well, it looks like companies are pretty much obliged to put this stuff in these days - you can't get insurance without it. So it looks like we'll just have to put up with this waste-of-perfectly-good-bandwidth in future. Sigh.

Oh, and the missing apostrophe in "senders" is just the icing on the cake. ;-)

Posted to The Internet by Simon Brunning at April 16, 2003 01:27 PM
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