RE: Need for Chinese language help

From: Hohberger, Clive (
Date: Sat Dec 13 2008 - 16:50:41 CST

Neither this E-mail nor my original one are/were intended to be

Thank you both, Rick and Asmus for your accurate comments. My E-mail
host computer added the trailer it automatically.... I forgot that it
does that.

This is more than management by Dilbert: When the the IT Department just
blindly adds it to every message they also works against the legal
precept and case for confidentiality. By claiming every message is
confidential on a non-discriminatory basis, you weaken the case for
claiming protection of those messages that really are confiential.



-----Original Message-----
From: Asmus Freytag []
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2008 3:52 PM
To: Rick McGowan
Cc: unicode Unicode Discussion; Hohberger, Clive
Subject: Re: Need for Chinese language help

On 12/13/2008 1:33 PM, Rick McGowan wrote:
> Asmus,
> For your benefit and (and that of everyone else on the list)... Please
> see:
> This policy has been posted for many years. In lots of corporate
> e-mail systems it's difficult or impossible for end users to remove
> all the confidentiality disclaimers from their mail, regardless of
> actual content. It's usually controlled by corporate IT departments.

Thanks for pointing out the policies.

We all know that some IT departments could have sprung directly from the
pages of "Dilbert".

That doesn't prevent people from acknowledging the existence of such
inapplicable boilerplate in their message body and noting that the
disclaimer doesn't apply to the particular posting. Doing so would be
courteous to other users, since, notwithstanding the policy language, it
removes any possible doubt as to whether a message really is actually
confidential or not.

> It's also good for people who subscribe to this list to once in a
> while to review the policies pages.
> Rick
> Asmus Freytag wrote:
>> if this message is indeed confidential, please inform the
>> administrator to remove it from the list archives. If it is not, I'd
>> appreciate if you could re-send it without misleading disclaimers,
This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential, and may also be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you may not review, use, copy, or distribute this message. If you receive this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by reply email and then delete this email.

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