So I bought an upgrade to our Policy Patrol Disclaimer software for my office and the cool thing about it is that I don’t have to annoy people with the annoying tax signature all the time:

Tax opinion disclaimer

This email contains tax advice. Please note that additional tax issues may exist that could affect the tax treatment of the tax shelter addressed in the advice. The advice does not consider or reach a conclusion with respect to those additional issues. Further, the advice was not written and cannot be used by the recipient for the purpose of avoiding penalties under code section 6662(d) with respect to those issues outside the scope of the advice.

That blurb only comes out when a “tax” key word is used in our emails.  Now granted the disclaimers in emails are silly…but silly or not.. we are required to do them in Accounting firms that might possibly give tax advice under Circular 230. 

But in general, any time someone posts that blurb.. or the one below to a listserve it’s really kinda dumb isn’t it?  As it really doesn’t belong there does it?

BTW in the Exchange 2003, custom event sinks aren’t worth the time and effort and this is much easier and way more dependable… Exchange 2007 will better support native disclaimers (or so I’m told)

Disclaimer – December 30, 2006

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for Susan Bradley. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute, copy or alter this email. Any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and might not represent those of Red Earth Software. Warning: Although Red Earth Software has taken reasonable precautions to ensure no viruses are present in this email, the company cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage arising from the use of this email or attachments.

This disclaimer was added by Policy Patrol: <>

One Thought on “The annoying blurb is less annoying

  1. Angie B on January 1, 2007 at 3:07 am said:

    OMG – thanks so much. We have been hit up pretty hard with customers wanting something and I have not had the time to research a good product. This also fits the need of one customer who wants the disclaimer on for some, not for others.

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