Join us at TNW Conference 2022 for insights into the future of tech →

Inside money, markets, and Big Tech

This article was published on June 9, 2009

    Email Disclaimers: ‘I don’t know who you are and I don’t care’

    Email Disclaimers: ‘I don’t know who you are and I don’t care’
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
    Story by

    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    Founder & board member, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    middle-fingerDo you ever get email from consultants, lawyers, and other ‘experts’ with disclaimers in their signatures? I do and seriously dislike them. The usually go something like this:

    ‘if you are not the intendent recipient of this message please delete it…’

    What I’m reading between the lines:

    ‘I might be billing you 300 an hour but I have no idea which client of mine you are. I’m too stupid, lazy or ignorant to look who I’m emailing so you might be ‘Bart’ instead of ‘Boris’. Oh, and don’t worry, l will bill you both anyway’

    I don’t think they intend to send me THAT message, but that is what I read. Am I paranoid? Am I overreacting? Maybe I am.

    Do you use a disclaimer on your email? Do you mind them? Tell us why in the comments please.