Time: Wed Jul 30 04:47:15 1997 by primenet.com (8.8.5/8.8.5) with ESMTP id EAA09993 for [address in tool bar]; Wed, 30 Jul 1997 04:47:51 -0700 (MST) From: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 30 Jul 1997 00:56:03 -0400 Subject: SLF: email and privacy -- a voluntary program MIME-Version: 1.0 To: 8TmqdfhrsdqdcRg`qdv`qd@Dixie.dixie-net.com ************************************************* Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 19:48:35 -0700 To: (Recipient list suppressed) From: email@example.com Subject: SLF: email and privacy -- a voluntary program Dear Friend, With this message, we are launching a voluntary program to improve privacy on the Internet, and reduce the quantity of unwanted email which we all receive. We are staunch advocates of self-government -- the best form of government! We have decided to focus this effort on the frequent use of email lists which are visible to the recipient. In Eudora Pro, this is done by pasting a list of email addresses into the "Cc:" field of a message. Eudora Pro, like other modern email programs, also has a blind copy feature, which is found in the "Bcc:" field instead. This feature has the result of suppressing the entire list, instead of displaying it to the recipient. Our voluntary effort now is to encourage people like yourself to switch to blind copies, if and when you decide to broadcast any message to a list of recipients. As part of this program, we are also recommending that list server software be modified, so that the sender's email address is NOT displayed in messages which are distributed to everyone on any given email list. This feature of list servers would be the "default," which could be changed by the user, but ONLY by the user. If you have received what you might regard as "unwanted" email from us recently, it is most likely because your email address (and name) were sent to us in a "Cc:" field. Please consider switching to blind copies, and pass this message along to your contacts who are adding your email address to their "Cc:" fields as well. Thanks very much! /s/ Paul Mitchell Counselor at Law http://www.supremelaw.com p.s. Privacy is a fundamental Right. See the Privacy Act for authority.
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