Re: Should MUA only Recommend mail-transfer-agent?
On Thursday, Aug 7, 2003, at 02:51 America/Denver, Peter Mathiasson
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
time using company equipment supposedly for company purposes. They
right to keep records of what is going on and some companies do,
records. Obviously they're not going to keep the spam. The point is
that they do keep records and unless your personal mail is caught by
automatic filter or is removed manually (in which case it is read
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
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
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,