On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 11:43:32PM +0100, Proinnsias Breathnach wrote:
> Actually, most of the authors are blisfully unaware of the sigs their
> companies append to their emails until a conversation such as this
> arises (as often the outbound email gateway appends the sig, not the
you have to explicity set "not metoo" in mailman, so it is likely that
are getting their own mails.
> The main reason for the sigs are not to get groups like ILUG in trouble,
> rather they are there to allow companies some strategy of legal
> avoidance. Should an email (from a company account) become known in
> public, and have (how shall we say) distasteful content, the company can
> go after whomever released the email, and / or have it excluded as
> evidence in any court cases that may surround the matter.
the main reason for the RICO legislation in america was to go after
the mafia. it's first use was against a public utility building a
nuclear power plant.
so what legal documents are *intended* for and what they are *actually*
used for can be two vastly different things. and since ianal, the only
suggestion i'd make is that people should refrain from sending mail from
places that slap legal documents on the end of mails. and in general,
i think it's probably best for everyone to send mails to ilug from
their personal addresses unless their company explicity wants them to
participate in ilug.
kevin at ie.suberic.net ~ "you're either with us or against us." --dubya
iraq: vietnam again? ~ in that simplistic world-view progressives and
a new lbj selected - ~ liberals are "us" while bush and bin laden are
"looney bush junior" ~ "against us."
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