Email Multi Forward : Want Additional Specifics Before You Make a Final Decision.

Several times per week I have asked for guidance when it comes to multi forward authored by others during business time. Since it is an organization e-mail does that mean they will no 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 original sender and/or ask when it is O.K. before forwarding their e-mail? Ccing doesnt negate seeking permission. E-mails are sent and written on the party in which these folks were intended, regardless of when or where these are written and are never to be shipped to others without having the senders permission first. Period or risk the consequences.

Now, as everyone knows, there ought to be no expectation of privacy online. But that doesnt mean anything goes or that business courtesy is dumped the window!

You may be putting your business in legal jeopardy in the event you forward outside of the company and you could be putting your reputation as being a professional at stake by forwarding internally. In business, copyright issues are even more at play and each responsible company needs to have a plan about what can and must be forwarded and how via e-mail.

Common courtesy dictates you may not forward with no original senders knowledge. They can not appreciate the e-mail they wrote to you being delivered to those they dont know. Or they mult1forward not mind by any means. So just ask!

Certainly it will go without stating that throughout company time the forwarding of shall we merely say anything questionable content-wise (NSF = Not Safe for Work) or otherwise not business related simply should not be forwarded at all. Save those e-mails for your personal account during personal time.

For additional, I actually have articles with a bit of extra general forwarding tips that apply to business and private e-mails alike which you may find helpful: 5 Rules for Forwarding. Why not also take a look at my Copyright Refresher when you are at it?