The main reason that the disclaimer isn't in the header is that AFAIK
(IANAL) it's not legally binding unless it's in plain sight. The same reason
they generally don't point you to a web-page.
Don't get me wrong, I hate the 3 line messages with the 40 line disclaimer,
but that's the way they have to do it, until someone comes up with a legally
binding alternative !
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John P. Looney [SMTP:jplooney-ilug at online.ie]
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2000 11:48
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG] Mail Footers...
>> On Wed, Apr 12, 2000 at 07:16:22PM +0100, Brian Scanlan mentioned:
> > Would it be a abuse of mail headers to put a URL with that contains
> > legal statement in X-something: ?
> > Would that satisfy legal folk? What about the whole disclaimer in the
>> I don't have a problem with that. But these people prolly wouldn't have a
> problem with a 2k long X-header.
> "The fool must be beaten with a stick, for an intelligent person
> the merest hint is sufficient" -- Zen Master Greg
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