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October, 2010:

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, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2JY.
A registered charity in England and Wales


Working Together for a Better Tower Hamlets
Web site :
London Borough of Tower Hamlets E-Mail Disclaimer.
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Not only did the last sentence not have any ending punctuation, three screens-worth of whitespace followed. Either someone unplugged the user's keyboard or the mailserver died of boredom whilst sending, exactly which we shall never know.

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 it in emails from county councils and even! Anyway, enjoy.

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Commidea Limited Registered Number 2747866, Registered Office: 100 Eureka Park, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4AZ
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