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RE: Find first line FOLLOWING a sequence of matches


From: Subhan Michael Tindall
Subject: RE: Find first line FOLLOWING a sequence of matches
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:19:43 +0000

It may be clueless and useless, but it is required by my employer that it be 
attached to ALL my outgoing emails.  I work for a company where we deal with a 
great deal of HIPPA protected info and protected health information,  and I 
could literally be terminated for removing it from my email before hitting send.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden
> [mailto:address@hidden On
> Behalf Of Bob Proulx
> Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:38 PM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: Find first line FOLLOWING a sequence of matches
> 
> Robert Thorpe wrote:
> > Bob Proulx writes:
> > > Subhan Michael Tindall wrote:
> > >> This message is intended for the sole use of the individual and
> > >> entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is
> > >
> > > READ CAREFULLY.  By reading this email, you agree, on behalf of your
> > > employer, to release me from all obligations and waivers arising
> > > from
> >
> > I don't think there is anything to worry about here.
> 
> Were you worried?  I wasn't worried.  I was annoyed by the clueless and
> useless email disclaimer.  Those are such a waste of space.  We shouldn't
> even be giving it any discussion time.
> 
> If someone's company forces that upon their email then out of common
> decency they should use different email when interacting with the public
> outside of their company business.  There are many free email providers
> available that won't abuse the users in that way.
> 
> Here is one of many classic references on the topic.  There are many more.
> 
> 
> http://web.archive.org/web/20060218213021/http://www.goldmark.org/jef
> f/stupid-disclaimers/
> 
> > Read what it says in the second sentence:
> > > If you are not the intended addressee, nor authorized to receive for
> > > the intended addressee, you are hereby notified that you may not
> > > use, copy, disclose or distribute to anyone the message or any
> > > information contained in the message.
> >
> > This paragragh that Subhan Michael Tindall added to the end of the
> > email
> 
> Probably his company's mail server added it to the bottom of his mail for him.
> That is the usual cause of those disclaimers.  Of course it was sent to a 
> public
> mailing list that has many archivers.  Basically the modern day equivalent of
> publishing it in a newspaper with world wide readership.
> 
> > is only directed at people who are not the intended addressee.
> > E.g. people who have read the email by sniffing a plain-test network
> > connection, or have read it by opening someone else's mail archive.
> >
> > The third sentence is simply a request.
> >
> > I'm not a lawyer, but I'd say it's fairly harmless.
> 
> I disagree.  Clueless useless disclaimers such as those do harm the
> community.  They are rude.  They are completely insane.  They consume
> bandwidth and for those who pay metered bandwidth it does actually cost
> them more money.  They consume diskspace and waste our time avoiding
> reading them.  Think of the kittens!
> 
> The standard etiquette is that email may contain few lines of signature only.
> The accepted guideline is no more than four lines.
> See RFC 1855 for example.
> 
> When I am annoyed by stupid email disclaimers I add a disclaimer of my own.
> Which is what I did on the previous message.  That one comes from the
> writer Cory Doctorow.  It is called the reasonable disclaimer.  At least it is
> reasonable.
> 
> Bob
> 
> Disclaimer:
> By sending an email to ANY of my addresses you are agreeing that:
> I am by definition, "the intended recipient".
> All information in the email is mine to do with as I see fit and make such
> financial profit, political mileage, or good joke as it lends itself to. In 
> particular,
> I may quote it on the net.
> I may take the contents as representing the views of your company.
> This overrides any disclaimer or statement of confidentiality that may be
> included on your message.
> Unless you are named "Arnold P. Fasnock", you may read only the "odd
> numbered words" (every other word beginning with the first) of the
> message above. If you have violated that, then you hereby owe the sender
> 10 GBP for each even numbered word you have read.
> If you feel you have received this message in error then add two cups flour,
> 1/3rd cup butter, 1/3rd cup yogurt, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon baking
> soda, pinch of salt, mix in three very ripe bananas plus walnuts to taste and
> bake at 350F for one hour.


This message is intended for the sole use of the individual and entity to which 
it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential 
and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended 
addressee, nor authorized to receive for the intended addressee, you are hereby 
notified that you may not use, copy, disclose or distribute to anyone the 
message or any information contained in the message. If you have received this 
message in error, please immediately advise the sender by reply email and 
delete the message.  Thank you.




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