Do you ever get emails from people who have a long confidentiality notice that looks something like this:

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication and any documents, files, or previous e-mail messages attached to it, constitute an electronic communication within the scope of the Electronic Communication Privacy Act, 18 USCA 2510. This communication may contain non-public, confidential, or legally privileged information intended for the sole use of the designated recipient(s). The unlawful interception, use, or disclosure of such information is strictly prohibited under 18 USCA 2511 and any applicable laws.”

Does anyone else believe this is just a waste of space in the bottom of emails? I mean really. Some of those messages say something to the effect of: If you receive this message in error, immediately discard it, or we will sue you”. Right…  what else am I going to do with it? and if I had bad intentions in the first place, is a small disclaimer on the bottom of the message going to make me shake in my boots and change my mind? I don’t think so …

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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