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Stupid Email Disclaimers

Stupid Email Disclaimers celebrates the unenforceable legalese nonsense that is the corporate email disclaimer.

Why is it pointless? Others have put it better than me. For your enjoyment, some introductory reading:

http://aerin.co.uk/email-signatures-are-pointless/
http://www.economist.com/node/18529895
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/09630cc6-8e28-11e0-bee5-00144feab49a.html#axzz2tm2ehC6n
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2009/jan/11/useless-disclaimers-computing
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/alright-fine-ill-add-a-disclaimer-to-my-emails

SED #11: Atos

A bit of a lacklustre attempt here from their IT department. It doesn't even finish its sentence, perhaps meaning it goes on for ever and ever without end This e-mail contains confidential information and is for the exclusive use of the addressee/s. If you are not the addressee, then any distribution, copying or use of this e-mail is prohibited. If […]

SED #10: QIT Labs

Stupid Email Disclaimers makes its glorious return! And never mind that this is legalese nonsense, it's still not enforceable. (This instalment courtesy of QIT Labs.) This transmission (including any attachments) may contain confidential information, privileged material (including material protected by the solicitor-client or other applicable privileges), or constitute non-public information. Any use of this information by anyone other than the […]

SED #9: Intelligent Environments Europe Limited

This is a real gem. Brucie Bonus: the company's domain is IE.com. _____________________________________________________________________ This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. This communication represents the originator's personal views and opinions, which do not necessarily reflect those of Intelligent Environments Europe Ltd […]

SED #8: Oxfam AND Tower Hamlets Council!

A double whammy for our eighth instalment. How exciting. Check out this delightful conjoinment of two equally useless disclaimers, tastefully done in Times New Roman: Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International and a company limited by guarantee registered in England No. 612172. Registered office: Oxfam House, John Smith Drive, […]

SED #7: Commidea

They mean well, but sadly Commidea has no idea when it comes to legalese. This disclaimer also had some lovely HTML formatting and centre justification which sadly didn't make the cut (and paste). Also MessageLabs just had to stick their oar in - they're solely responsible for a good proportion of the e-waste found in corporate email disclaimers, I've seen […]