On Fri, 2 Aug 2002, kevin lyda wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 02, 2002 at 12:23:04PM +0100, Dermot Beirne wrote:
> > I will be out of the office starting 02/08/2002 and will not return until
> > 06/08/2002.
> > The information in this email is confidential and may be legally
> [7+ line sig deleted]
>> an automated message to ilug. one of those goofy confidentiality
> signatures. more then four lines in a sig.
this is serious. the highly confidential information that dermot is
out of the office has leaked! i think it would be best if we all
email the "Systems Manager" as a matter of urgency. in lieu of an
email address i suggest emailling all of postmaster, info, sales,
hostmaster, webmaster, support and accounts (and any other address
one can think of).
now, considering the critical nature of this leak, if you do not
receive an adequate reply i think one would be duty bound to raise
the matter again, and again if needs be, until one gets a
also, i notice a lot of people on this lot who post from company
addresses do not have disclaimers on their emails. i would encourage
everyone in a professional position to raise the matter of
disclaimers internally and ensure that disclaimers are implemented
for company emails, stationary and phone systems.
finally, the email-disclaimers advocacy site
may prove to be a useful resource. rather strangely one of the quotes
on the front-page of their site is:
'The disclaimers added to the end of emails are not legally
binding, but it's always good practice to try and disclaim liability'
-- Michael Chissick, Head of Internet law at Field Fisher
However, i suggest this quote, partly the initial part, be ignored
and that other more favourable quotes (by self-aggrandising
pundits^W^Wleading experts) be heeded instead. Also, there is a
vicious rumour going round that a year or so ago a rather large
company in the UK lost a court case where an employee sent out some
kind of libellous email or somesuch despite the company having
implemented email disclaimers. pay no heed to this - its just a
Anyway, please: Email exel.com!!!
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