04 July 2006

 

The longest email signature ever

I got a mail from Scottish Widows recently (an investment company). Their email signature and disclaimer was 68 (sixty-eight) lines long.

This is certainly a record for a real email signature that I've received. Has anyone received a longer one?

I tend to use Zen and the Art of the Internet as a guide, published January 1992.

For a usenet signature (and generally people use the same for both email and usenet), the guide recommends four lines maximum. Also the signature should be preceded by the four characters dash-dash-space-newline thus:

"-- "
(without the quotes)

So at 68 lines, I think Scottish Widows are a tad on the long side. Can anyone beat this?

Comments:
Whats bizarre with companies is that their is no legal basis (i.e. case law, that I know of) for all that T&C's (terms n conditions).

Its a CYA (cover your a** and JIC (just in case).
 
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