A few times per week I have requested guidance in relation to multi forward written by others during business time. As it is an organization e-mail does that mean they not any longer own it? Because an e-mail is written on business time, fails to negate copyright and common courtesy.
In case you copy the very first sender and ask if it is O.K. before forwarding their e-mail? Ccing doesnt negate looking for permission. E-mails are sent and written on the party that these were intended, irrespective of when or where they are written and therefore are never to be shipped to others with no senders permission first. Period or risk the effects.
Now, we all know, there must be no expectation of privacy online. But that doesnt mean anything goes or that business courtesy is dumped the window!
You can be putting your company in legal jeopardy when you forward away from company and you may be putting your reputation like a professional at stake by forwarding internally. In running a business, copyright issues are a lot more at play and each responsible company ought to have a policy on what can and must be forwarded and the way via e-mail.
Common courtesy dictates you do not forward minus the original senders knowledge. They could not appreciate the e-mail they wrote to you being shipped to those they dont know. Or they mult1forward not mind by any means. So just ask!
Certainly it should go without stating that throughout company time the forwarding of shall we just say anything questionable content-wise (NSF = Unsafe for Work) or not business related simply ought not to be forwarded at all. Save those e-mails for the personal account while on personal time.
To get more, I actually have articles with a few extra general forwarding tips that pertain to business and private e-mails alike that you might find helpful: 5 Rules for Forwarding. Why not also take a look at my Copyright Refresher while you are at it?