LinuxTag Aftermath - proprietary emails

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Jul 10 16:35:13 UTC 2001

On 10 Jul 2001 16:04:58 +0200, Georg C F Greve said:

> So I've apparently received a proprietary email. Seems like these guys
> still have to learn quite a bit...

Those disclaimers are very common in business email.  And actually
they make sense; in some legislalions an email is considered to be in
the public domain - by adding such a disclaimer the sender changes
this status and has the right to use appropriate laws to go after

Same goes for web sites and at least in the U.S. you should display a
disclaimer with the /etc/issue - only such a disclaimer makes cracking
the box unlawful.

Yes, those disclaimers are an annoyance.



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