Email Signatures

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of email with a certain type of signature file that cracks me up. Usually the emails are from people in corporate offices, but some people at school have them too. The signatures are wordy, legalistic disclaimers about privacy and liability. They are often difficult to understand and they sound full of it. I know the people who have these signatures attached to their emails usually have no control over whether or not the file is attached or included in the email. In some cases, though, that’s not entirely true.

So I’m taking revenge. I have written my own signature file and here it is:

Caution: electronic email sent through the internet is not secure and could be intercepted by CARNIVORE, Echelon, NarusInsight, Amazon.com, Google.com, or other government or commercial surveillance entities. For your protection, do not send any information whatsoever over the internet. Any information that you do send will be considered the intellectual property of the recipient and will be eligible for repurposing on Youtube, Facebook, or the entire ICanHasCheezburger empire. voxygen.net is not FDIC insured nor is it approved by either the FDA or the Department of Homeland Security. If you have received this communication in error, hit delete.

I feel much better.

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  1 comment for “Email Signatures

  1. June 25, 2010 at 11:35 am

    That’s just absolutely beautiful. I may have to steal your idea. It reminds me of a disclaimer I see on several sites I frequent alerting Sydney University (or just “any institutions”) that they’re not allowed to use any portion of the profiles in their research, even though there’s no reason any institution would do so to begin with. But someone came up with the idea and suddenly everyone thought they’d better follow suit.

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