Repeatedly weekly I become requested guidance with regards to multi forward published by others throughout business time. Because it is a business e-mail does that mean they no more own it? Because an e-mail is written on business time, is not going to negate copyright and common courtesy.
In case you copy the very first sender or ask should it be O.K. before forwarding their e-mail? Ccing doesnt negate looking for permission. E-mails are sent and written to the party where they were intended, no matter what when or where these are written and they are never to be brought to others minus the senders permission first. Period or risk the results.
Now, as everyone knows, there must be no expectation of privacy online. But that doesnt mean anything goes or that business courtesy is trashed your window!
You can be putting your business in legal jeopardy should you forward away from company and you can be putting your reputation as a professional on the line by forwarding internally. In running a business, copyright issues are much more at play and every responsible company must have a policy on which can and should be forwarded and exactly how via e-mail.
Common courtesy dictates you do not forward without the original senders knowledge. They could not appreciate the e-mail they wrote for you being delivered to those they dont know. Or they mult1forward not mind in any way. So just ask!
Certainly it will go without praoclaiming that while on company time the forwarding of shall we simply say anything questionable content-wise (NSF = Unsafe for Work) or perhaps not business related simply ought not to be forwarded by any means. Save those e-mails to your personal account throughout personal time.
To get more, I have got a write-up with a few extra general forwarding tips that relate to business and private e-mails alike which you may find helpful: 5 Rules for Forwarding. Why not also look at my Copyright Refresher when you are at it?