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From: Anthony Howe
Date: 2005-03-31 13:02:55 -0500
Subject: Re: Disclaimer Milter

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Brian Rankin wrote:
> Am seeking a milter to add a disclaimer on all outbound messages; is there
> a Snert-based milter which does this?  The only milter I've seen so far is
> DisclaimerMilter at
> http://www.ledge.co.za/software/disclaimermilter/index.php.

There is no Snert milter for this. None of my milters modify the message 
body, only headers (which is bad enough). This is a tricky thing to do 
correctly, because you have to be able to properly handle MIME nesting. 
You also take a performance hit because of how the sendmail handles 
milter body content changes; as I understand it sendmail will save the 
entire message to disk first, then pass the contents in chunks to the 
milter, which will probably save another copy to disk, then modify the 
content and give it back to sendmail. If this is a busy mail server, 
then I think this is a BAD idea.

Anyways, as I recall, disclaimers are redundant, since as I understand 
it there is an informational or BCP RFC that states that all email is 
considered to be personal opinion, private, etc. And there is nothing 
more annoying than a 20 line disclaimer (or signature) on a 2 line 
email. If you're curious I suggest hunting through rfc-editor.org or 
Google for it. I'm sure I saw something about this a few years ago.

Anthony C Howe                                 +33 6 11 89 73 78
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