Obnoxious sigs (was Re: www.gateway.gov.uk)

2001-06-12 Thread Philip Newton

Robert Thompson wrote:
 I apologise profusely

Sorry, you'll have to give me a hardcopy version of that before I'll believe
you:

 E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free
 as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, 
 arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. The sender therefore
 does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents
 of this message which arise as a result of e-mail transmission. If
 verification is required please request a hard-copy version. 

Your apology might otherwise be construed to be the figment of some
mailer-daemon's imagination :-)

(Oh, no! I just quoted Robert Thompson! Doesn't that contravene

 If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate,
 distribute or copy this e-mail.

since the message was addressed to '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' and not to
me?)

Hm, perhaps I'll use the company semi-official sig for a change. (The
official one specifies which fonts[1] and sizes to use, but I can't do that
in plain text email, so I don't bother.) No ugly disclaimers in that, thank
goodness, but no proper sig delimiter, either.

[1] That explains the long lines of dashes; they're supposed to align with
the longest line of text *on the print-out*, and are based on sending HTML
or Rich Text email in Arial, not a fixed-width font such as I use to compose
my messages.

Cheers,

Philip Newton

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Re: Obnoxious sigs (was Re: www.gateway.gov.uk)

2001-06-12 Thread Paul Makepeace

Isn't there some cough/ perl module that might allow us to rig a
sig-stripper to be installed at dircon? Where sig = any trailer that has
more than four un-para'ed lines. Or give these people a damn shell
account. Or SOMETHING.

(Actually I don't really care I just got carried away with the melodrama.)

Paul