Stupid email disclaimers

Subject: Stupid email disclaimers
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 10:06:21 -0700

Kevin lost it for a moment <g>:

> Egad! This person has/had the same /i/d/i/o/t/ "lawyer"
> impose the useless-and-annoying tagline as the one that my
> company uses.
> "...notify us by replying to the message and deleting it..."
> You can't notify by deleting.

My all-time favorite stupid email disclaimer is this:

"This e-mail message and any attachments are confidential and may be
privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify XXX,
Inc. immediately by replying to this message and destroy all copies of
this message including all attachments. Also, please DISREGARD this mail
if you received it WITHOUT this disclaimer since that would mean it was
not legitimately sent from the XXX mail server. Thank you."

If you think it's hard to notify by deleting, try following the
instructions to disregard that _aren't_there_. ;-)


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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