[Mimedefang] disclamer only for out going mails.

Brett Hoffman bjh at cobaltfactor.net
Sat Dec 17 00:24:43 EST 2005


--- bablu bablu < bablu_002 at yahoo.com> wrote: 
> I am just making a genuine effort to get some help.

There are people helping you, however, you might get better traction if you
didn't come across as wanting to be spoon fed. 

Here are a few ideas that you could use, which wouldn't require much Perl
Scripting knowledge, and I figured out how to add a disclaimer by reading a
post someone posted in one of the archives, so do more searching. 

For distinguishing between internal and external e-mails for a disclaimer
when you have remote users you could do what I do. I have Mimedefang as a
front-end for my Exchange Servers. All internal e-mail is originated from
those machines it then forwards all outbound e-mail to the Mimedefang
server, which looks at the IP address, and does all the processing from
there. 

For the disclaimers I have it check to see if it's coming from an IP address
of one of the Exchange Servers and if it is, it then adds on the disclaimer,
if it doesn't, then it processes the messages differently. 

I suppose one could run two instances of sendmail and have one sendmail
listening on one IP address and have another sendmail listening on another
that would probably work as well. -- Although that could create some more
overhead. 

As for the "stupid disclaimers" there are some of us who are required to put
something in place by the company we work for, usually the company's legal
department says to put it on there. I'm sure management is going to listen
to an IT guy that shows them a webpage of how stupid they are over their
legal department. 

You will never see disclaimers go away until they are tested in court. It's
sort of like the stupid EULA that says something along the lines of, "If you
don't agree with this take it back to the store for a full refund" -- Oh
yeah, I can't because store policy is that if I open up the software I can't
take it back for a refund, so now what do I do? 

Or even stupider yet, is that, when I click "I agree" I'm entering into some
type of legal binding contract which is some how the same as if though I
signed a document, even though this EULA says that I will give my first born
to Bill Gates. What if someone under 18 clicked the "I agree" does the EULA
then not apply? 

The list goes on and on of stupid stuff that we do on computers that we
don't do on other things and until you see it tested in court you'll
probably get a lot more things like this. If you want to get even more
upset, try reading some of the EULA's that have been coming out, that'll
make your head spin. 

Thanks,
Brett

I'll add my disclaimer, before I forget:

Any views or opinions expressed in this e-mail do not necessarily represent
those of my employer.



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