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Re: unsubscribe

On Sun, 9 Mar 2003, Jeremiah Cornelius wrote:

> The LARGE disclaimer on his signature block is unfortunate - and possibly
> unavoidable.
Sure. As unavoidable as making an idiot of himself on mailinglists.
And it is avoidable. $COLLEAGUE had a discussion about the new corporate
policy regarding disclaimers and signatures.

He told them plainly that he'd make an ass out of himself if he'd post to
technical mailinglists with this new requirements.
After he told them that he won't be getting answers to his questions which
would mean this disclaimer would impede his ability to keep the systems
running and get information about potential problems management decided
that technical staff must not follow the new requirements if it is not
talking to customers.

> Many large corporations have SMTP post-processing and filtering in
> place - Tumbleweed is one of the vendors in this space. If so, then
> this gets tacked on to all outgoing messages.
Well, stupid company I'd guess.

> These are really, a PITA - but necessary to meet some networks' security and
> acceptable use policies.
You may want to read http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/stupid-disclaimers/

> He may, in fact, be trying to unsubscribe from his corp account, to re-join
> with a web-mailer, etc...
Which relates exactly how to the inability to read the footer of the mail
with the unsubscribe information or the headers that are added to every

Sorry, these excuses won't fly.


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