I really don't appreciate when disclaimers are appended to emails, especially if it's larger than their actual message.
> IMPORTANT WARNING: This email (and any attachments)
By definition, the attachments are part of the email.
> is only intended for
> the use of the person or entity to which it is addressed,
That is how email works: you put a recipient address on it and the internet delivers it! The computer does not accidentally send your email elsewhere--if you put an incorrect email address in then legally that is your intended recipient.
> and may contain
> information that is privileged and confidential.
In other words, you're too lazy to bother looking at your email content and deciding if this unenforceable disclaimer even applies.
> You, the recipient, are
> obligated to maintain it in a safe, secure and confidential manner.
If you didn't send it to me with encryption, you're failing at your own requirements.
> Unauthorized re-disclosure or failure to maintain confidentiality may
> subject you to federal and state penalties.
I made no such agreement; no money was exchanged for this service.
> If you are not the intended
> recipient, please immediately notify me by return email, and delete this
> message from your computer.
...but replying makes a copy of the message and the server still has a copy of the original. Oh noes!