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Re: Bad mozilla/Xprint interactions on Debian homepage: decisions needed

Parsons, Drew writes:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh [mailto:hmh@debian.org] 
> > Sent: Wednesday, 18 August 2004 11:18 PM
> > 
> > > DISCLAIMER: The information in this message is confidential 
> > and may be
> > 
> > Please drop this crap.
> > 
> Have you never worked or sent email from a corporate environment before?
> Cut the shit, thank you.  We've got enough to deal with without someone
> whining about what other people's corporate mail servers add to their
> staff's emails.
> Drew
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I believe I have received this message in error; it includes a
gratuitous scary-looking disclaimer about confidential or privileged
information, but contains only an impolite defense of poor etiquette.
Could you please check your records to see if you really meant to send
this to debian-devel?

The usual suggestion about such disclaimers is (a) have your employer
fix their mail server or (b) use a non-work mail address, such as
webmail, when sending to public mailing lists.  More often than not,
mailing lists are archived in several places, and the disclaimer
serves no useful point.  Your mail server is not the proper place to
add such disclaimers; as an example, laywers (who may be assumed to
know what they are doing) may select from several email disclaimers
depending on who they are mailing.

Michael Poole

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