LinuxTag Aftermath - proprietary emails

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Wed Jul 11 09:23:29 UTC 2001

On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 06:35:13PM +0200, Werner Koch wrote:

> 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
> someone.
> 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.

AFAIK they are not necessary.
They are just double precautions to make it extra clear.

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