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Re: [HACKERS] Avoiding legal email signatures

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Avoiding legal email signatures
Date: 2007-06-12 20:29:55
Message-ID: 26489.1181680195@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org> writes:
> Josh Berkus wrote:
>> The only additional idea I have is that we ought to simply strip away any 
>> e-mail footer over 4 lines from the archives.   Not only would this purge the 
>> confidentiality footers, it would save us some space in general.

> The effort it would take to write some code to extract the messages from
> the archive mboxes, break up the messages into their component parts,
> strip excess sig lines, reconstruct the messages, reconstruct the mboxes
> and then regenerate the archives would probably equate in dollar value
> to the disk space required for another 40 or 50 years worth of archives.

A more serious objection is that any automated tool would probably get it
wrong sometimes, and strip important text.

> I vote 'lets not bother'

Right.  I agree with Josh's idea about mentioning list policies in the
subscription confirmation message, though.

			regards, tom lane

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