Pointless legal disclaimer that I still see people using…
“This email is intended only for its addressee and may contain information that is privileged, confidential, or otherwise protected from disclosure. If you have received this email message in error, please immediately delete this email transmission and notify us by telephone of this error.”
How would I know if I received it in error? Since they, in fact, emailed the message to me.
Notify by telephone? So now you want me to call you to tell you that maybe I received your message in error, but what if you didn’t share your phone number in the message? Now, I will have to Google the number, contact your place of business and hope I get through to you.
Or possibly I call and get someone else who isn’t too thrilled that you sent me privileged, confidential or otherwise protected email and you end up getting fired.
Not my fault. You said to notify us (you and your company) about the error.
If you are so worried about your information then send it through a secured email platform that tells you when they received it, when it was opened, prevents it from being forwarded, deletes the message after so much time and protects both the sender and recipient.