Monday smile – Email disclaimers

emailHere we are with another week. How do you feel about those email disclaimers that are appearing more and more often?

I came across a website from 2002, which just shows that this is not a recent phenomenon.

You may enjoy this discussion of Stupid Email Disclaimers, or this one on Parodies of stupid email disclaimers, including this one:

IMPORTANT: This email is intended for the use of  the  individual
addressee(s)  named  above  and  may  contain information that is
confidential,  privileged  or  unsuitable  for  overly  sensitive
persons  with  low  self-esteem, no sense of humour or irrational
religious beliefs. If you are not  the  intended  recipient,  any
dissemination,  distribution  or  copying  of  this  email is not
authorised (either explicitly or implicitly) and  constitutes  an
irritating  social  faux  pas. Unless the word absquatulation has
been used in its correct context somewhere  other  than  in  this
warning, it does not have any legal or grammatical use and may be
ignored. No animals were  harmed  in  the  transmission  of  this
email,  although  the  yorkshire  terrier  next door is living on
borrowed time, let me tell you. Those of you with an overwhelming
fear  of  the unknown will be gratified to learn that there is no
hidden message revealed by reading  this  warning  backwards,  so
just ignore that Alert Notice from Microsoft: However, by pouring
a complete circle of salt around yourself and your  computer  you
can  ensure  that  no harm befalls you and your pets. If you have
received this email in error, please  add  some  nutmeg  and  egg
whites  and place it in a warm oven for 40 minutes. Whisk briefly
and   let    it    stand    for    2    hours    before    icing.

 

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