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From: pmitch@primenet.com
Date:  Wed, 30 Jul 1997 00:56:03 -0400
Subject: SLF: email and privacy -- a voluntary program
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Date:  Tue, 29 Jul 1997 19:48:35 -0700
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From: pmitch@primenet.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 

p.s.  Privacy is a fundamental Right.
See the Privacy Act for authority.


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