Repeatedly each week I recieve asked for guidance in terms of multi forward written by others during business time. Since it is an organization e-mail does that mean they not any longer own it? Because an e-mail is written on business time, is not going to negate copyright and common courtesy.
Should you really copy the initial sender or ask if it is O.K. before forwarding their e-mail? Ccing doesnt negate looking for permission. E-mails are sent and written towards the party for which these folks were intended, no matter when or where these are written and they are not to be sent to others without having the senders permission first. Period or risk the outcomes.
Now, as everyone knows, there should be no expectation of privacy online. But that doesnt mean anything goes or that business courtesy is trashed the window!
You might be putting your organization in legal jeopardy should you forward beyond the company and you can be putting your reputation being a professional on the line by forwarding internally. In business, copyright issues are a lot more at play as well as every responsible company should have an insurance policy on which can and really should be forwarded and the way via e-mail.
Common courtesy dictates you may not forward with no original senders knowledge. They might not appreciate the e-mail they wrote to you personally being sent to those they dont know. Or they mult1forward not mind by any means. So just ask!
Certainly it must go without proclaiming that throughout company time the forwarding of shall we simply say anything questionable content-wise (NSF = Unsafe for Work) or perhaps not business related simply really should not be forwarded in any way. Save those e-mails for your personal personal account while on personal time.
For more, We have articles with some extra general forwarding tips that apply to business and personal e-mails alike which you might find helpful: 5 Rules for Forwarding. Why not also take a look at my Copyright Refresher when you are at it?