In article <[log in to unmask]>,
"D. Roach" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> True! All true! Usually a discussion starts with a question? Isn't there any
> particular area of the net that people are interested in or curious. How about
> email as a legal document?
The first problem that comes to mind is that there is NO GUARANTEE
WHATSOEVER of delivery of email. Email messages can be mis-routed,
accidentally deleted, even destroyed deliberately when a resource
The internet mail mavens _are_ working on mechanisms to "notify" of
delivery of email. But that will require changes to the existing
email software, both at the receiving end and at the sending end.
(And what if it is the "notification" that gets lost?)
mikus (I am not a lawyer)
p.s. The second problem is that it is trivial to create a "fake"
email message. Unless unbreakable "authentication" is used,
the recipient doesn't actually know _who_ composed it.