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When I see tags like this at the bottom of emails – particularly sales or solicitation emails – I just have to laugh. Not only is this a cold-call message, it’s a confidential cold-call message at that. Adding an attribution like this to the bottom of an otherwise unsolicited message is like knocking on someone’s door, then threatening them with legal action if they tell anyone you were there.
Unless you’re a law enforcement officer – with a court order – that’s just not going to happen.
Further, the limited liability statement is ridiculous. ”We’re sending you content you didn’t ask for. It might be infected with a virus. We accept no liability for any damage it causes.” That kind of liability statement might stand up for a message I requested they send. But for an unsolicited contact? Highly doubtful.
When this kind of a blanket statement comes attached to an email proposing a technical partnership, it colors the entire message and, honestly, removes any chance of the sender ever getting a response.
To those of you sending cold-call sales emails, this is not the way to do it.