The following is a real footer in an email received today. It’s the equivalent of the small talk/print at the end of an auto ad or the copyright infringement read at the end of Major League Baseball games. Sad. These guys really don’t have a need for something like this. In most emails they send, it’s probably 10 times longer than the email body itself.
This message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed; and it, including any attachments, may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please delete it from your system without copying or forwarding it and notify us by telephone (xxx-xxx-xxxx) or by return e-mail immediately. Boring Business Name, and its affiliated companies do not accept responsibility or liability for any loss or damage arising in any way from your receipt or use or for any errors or omissions in the contents of this communication.
It’s funny to me to see how much some people hold themselves/their product in such high regard. But this comes from the guy who’s not even much of a fan of email signatures. If I have to tell you I’m important, I’m not.