Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Prevent Copying - a feature other email system do not have!!

OK, so I am getting a lot of heat from colleagues who don't appreciate the new tone of this blog.  The last guy, they say, had the tone right, and it is suggested that not in sync with that.

They claim that Goats is a terrible demoralizing product and is not as secure as is claimed by its advocators.  Particularly, the confidentiality feature is a load of hot air.

This morning's blog entry is going to dispel that myth once and for all.  LOTUS NOTES CAN HONOR CONFIDENTIALITY....

Here is how you can see it for yourself.  Type and email as normal. Before hitting send, go to the "Delivery Options" button. In the panel that pops up, click the prevent copying button as highlighted below.
The recipient of the email, will not be able to print, forward, reply-to or cut/paste content from
 the email. See below for a screen shot of the dialog that pops up when you try to forward such an email:

Thus confidentiality on ANY MATTER can be assured.  As a sender of an email, you have assurance that no recipient share the content of the email whatsoever.

Indeed, there is ample precedent in the US legal system, for court cases hinging on Lotus Notes security.  "Your honor, the defendant cannot possibly have a copy of the email in question because, it was sent with Prevent Copying ticked" ...... "OK then, Guilty!"

Microsoft Exchange and Google Gmail do not have this feature. Because of this hundreds of criminals go free every year, and thousands of secrets are leaked to the web.