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Re: Should MUA only Recommend mail-transfer-agent?

On Thursday, Aug 7, 2003, at 02:51 America/Denver, Peter Mathiasson wrote:
On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 10:34:28PM -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
Here it isn't. That is because that correspondence is done on company time using company equipment supposedly for company purposes. They have the right to keep records of what is going on and some companies do, indeed, keep records. Obviously they're not going to keep the spam. The point is though that they do keep records and unless your personal mail is caught by some automatic filter or is removed manually (in which case it is read anyway) it
can be saved.

Then perhaps you should use an encrypted tunnel to a safer location.

That was, in fact, more or less what he was talking about. (Steve did not mention an encrypted tunnel, but did talk about sending personal mail through a different server than the work one).

I wouldn't send mails through that channel, even if it was work related.

It can look fairly unprofessional if email from your work address goes through a different server; I would be surprised and more than a little wary if email from a major vendor came through a comcast.net SMTP server.

Besides, many US firms have legally mandated document retention policies; archiving sent mail may be a required part of that. Of course, most of the time it's probably not.

You should value your integrity more than that.

Which is why he wants to send personal mail through a non-work server, no?


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